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(1820), for example, is a compendium of kappa-related information gathered from a variety of sources from Japan and China.
The book, which is housed in the Iwase Bunko Library, includes numerous kappa sketches, several of which are shown below.
According to Japanese folklore, one way in which one can defeat a Kappa is to take advantage of its obsession with manners.
Kappa are usually seen as mischievous troublemakers or trickster figures.
Their pranks range from the relatively innocent, such as making rude noises or looking up women's kimonos, to the malevolent, such as drowning people and animals, and kidnapping children and eating them.