Saturday, 1 June 2013

How to Survive a Kappa Attack

Kappa hunting in kyoto with a cucumber
Here kappa kappa kappa...
Matt Alt from Alt Japan and co-author of the book series including Yurei Attack!: The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide and Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide recently gave a talk entitled How to Survive a Kappa Attack. You can listen to it and listen to the recoding at You may recall that I happen to absolutely love kappa, but that doesn't mean that I am unaware of their potential danger. When I ventured around the ancient temples of Kyoto waving a cucumber, I knew what I was doing. Do not try this at home... unless you have listened to Matt's talk and you know how to survive.

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  1. How's it gong with the 8 year old? Congratulations, by the way...

    1. We haven't met him yet, but we have pictures! And thank you :)