|Kappa are still very much a part of life in Japan and even can come up in conversation quite easily (if you study Japanese anyway). Recently, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (国土交通省) established Kawanohi (川の日), "River Day," in 1996 and even have a kappa logo for the event. Here we have a kappa character that preceded the now very famous Sabokappa. Meet Chokotto Iikoto! This character sports around cucumbers and even has pictures of him looking up at the stars in reference to Tanabata, July 7, the same day as Kawanohi.|
Literal Translation: Little Good Thing
Released: July 2003
Original Japanese: WWW PDF
"Chokotto Iikoto" is about a little kappa1 that lives in my house. With a single heart-warming word, this "Chokotto Iikoto" kappa can put me at ease! Look for him because he is waiting so he can go to everyone's houses!
The Secret of the Little Kappa
1. The name of the little kappa in my house that makes me happy is Kounokaparou. I am calling this kappa thing Chokokappa.2 His birthday is July 7, Kawanohi.3 It appears he is 3 years-old.
2. Chokokappa's height is 8cm and 6mm. One day, he came out of the faucet in the kitchen in my house. He is a little kappa in my house that makes me happy.
3. Introduction of Chokokappa's friends in my house.
Kawaikapami Kawamurakapata Kawadakapako Kaeru
Friends are treasures, don't you think?
4. The little kappa in my house that makes me happy. He makes those who see him happy. As a matter of fact...he has a little cup on his head. This calm and carefree little kappa is in the kitchen in my house. Perhaps he may be in your house as well.
河井かぱみ 河村かぱた 河田かぱこ かえる
May 4, 2012 - Thank you to everyone who has been visiting. I plan to update weekly now so be sure to check back every Monday for a new crazy cute character! Requests are very welcome and so far Mamegoma, Rilakkuma, and Nyan Nyan Nyanko have been requested and are in the process.... please be patient as there is a lot of information about them! Please keep spreading the word about the cuteness of San-X!!!