Hiroi Michiaki: And this is a kappa.
Janell Landis: Kappa.
Paula Curtis: Ahh.
Hiroi: Yeah. Kappa, kappa in legend are living things [as opposed to ghosts or spirits], you know. They live in water, so they’re good luck against fire. And if you unfasten all of these [parts] they become tops.
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