Louise George Kittaka

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On the hunt for Tono's mythical water trolls

Dec 6, 2014

On the hunt for Tono's mythical water trolls

Sushi fans will probably know that cucumber rolls are known as kappamaki in Japanese. This is in honor of what is surely one of Japan’s strangest mythical creatures — the kappa. Although reptilian in appearance with webbed hands and feet, and shells on their ...