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08 November 2007 @ 09:12 am
Kappa hunt!  
If you've seen me in person more than once in the last few months, it's likely that I've told you about my great plan next summer: to go kappa-hunting!! I found this magazine on Kappa a few days ago, and I've been glued to it ever since!! It even gives a list of places to go related to Kappa, and where relics or evidence exists! I really, really can't wait to go!!

It turns out there is a Kappa-dera in the Tokyo area!! I'm trying to get better information so that I can go there next week sometime (Maybe Friday). Is there anyone who wants to go with me? They supposedly have a mummified kappa hand. How cool!! Maybe I can drum up enough interest to get it DNA-tested. Or I wonder how much money it would take and what kind of permission I'd need to do it myself. I think that it's definitely something that needs to be done, to prove the existence of a mystical creature! I'm so excited!!

I decided that next year, I'm going to make a tv-show out of my kappa adventures (on You-tube). I just need to find someone to go with me. It'll be like an amateur Destination:Truth. I have two locations already lined up (one in N Japan where Kappa are rumored to live, and the other near Okinawa where they supposedly have a real Kappa skeleton!). I definitely need some contacts in the scientific community to help me out with this one. =) I'm so excited, I'm literally bouncing! I need to start saving up enough to go on a Unicorn hunt in a few years, too...
Freytsuki_fru on November 8th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
That sounds like so much fun!! I REALLY need to get that magical teleporter working so i can poof over and visit!

Maybe not for Kappa looking, because they are scary, but dude! If you go looking for Unicorns i so want to go! *nodnods!*

O__o and make sure that no Kappapoo's try to drown you, i'd have to go spork them, and they freak me out so i'd rather not go anywhere near them, even for a sporking. >_<

^_^ You have a nice and fluffy day!! *wavewave* Keep on shining!!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 8th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
I can't wait until you can get over here and visit!! I'll help you with the transporter!! <3

I'll mark you down for the unicorn trip, then! Do you have any idea of where would be the best place to look for them? I was thinking possibly England or something...

You too, keep on shining Fru-chan!! <3
Freytsuki_fru on November 9th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
England, or at the very least somewhere in Europe, sounds like the perfect start for a Unicorn search. @_@ I'll have to go digging around about that. We'll see *nodnod*
shy_hinatashy_hinata on November 8th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Wow...a real kappa skeleton?! I would love to go see that. でも、怖くない? XD I think I'd be a little scared...scared, but interested at the same time.

How often does that magazine come out?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 8th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
Theoretically, it's a real skeleton!! If I get a chance, I'll scan in the picture too. ^^

I don't know for sure since I don't have it with me, but I think that it's just a special thing? There were two volumes at the store, each featuring different yokai.. I'll try to find out more about it later!
liandis on November 8th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
What makes a Kappa special to go hunting for them? As in what do you know about them? Not saying it sounds neat, I'm just not sure what Kappa is besides what the picture details.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 8th, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)
This website talks about kappa:

I really want to go hunting to find one so that I can prove it exists. It's the first in a long line of animals whose existence I want to prove. ^^
gynnephurblushingblood on November 8th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
I don't know what a kappa is, but if that picture is any indication I am all up in that. Thanks for keeping such a quality journal. I asked you about Tokyo a while ago and have since decided to hit up Tokyo in a few months and study there for a few more months. If I can gather the cash...
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 8th, 2007 08:46 am (UTC)
Here is a website that talks about kappa: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/kappa.shtml

Thank you! ^^ I'm glad that you decided to come, and I hope you enjoy it!
now_showing on November 8th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
you and your exciting life. argh.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 8th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
LOL, my exciting life? =D;;; Life is only as exciting as you make it, and mine not too exciting to boot. ^^
win_a_goldfish on November 8th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
That sounds like so much fun, it seems so silly to other people but even if I don't truly believe it myself, I think it would be more fun than I could handle being with a group of people looking for traces of a kappa or a bigfoot or something

I just added you, you're so lucky to be in Japan! I'm sure you're asked this all the time but how did you learn Japanese? Did you have a native speaker to help you along? I'm 16 and I'm a bit caught up in studies so I don't have much time at all to learn japanese, I'm worried that by the time I can actually get enough money to go to Japan I won't know as much as I want to x.x

Also your artwork is really amazing! On your profile I thought it was just an image you took from a manga or something
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 8th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for adding me. ^^ I added you back, too! =D

Mmm, actually my japanese isn't all that great yet. I can handle a decent conversation and understand a lot of what's going on around me, but it's nowhere near proficient, and I can't talk about certain subjects at all. Before I came to Japan, I didn't know any japanese, but since then I've picked up a lot from my workplaces, and from some self-study on my own. I'm planning to go to a language school next year, if I can manage to afford it, though! I really want to improve. =D So, if you want to come here, don't worry if you don't know much japanese. If you apply yourself, you can learn a lot once you arrive! ^^

Thanks for the comments about my artwork. ^-^ I want to be a mangaka some day!
chibichan03 on November 8th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Omoshirosou. I don't know if I would believe in the kappa, but I would go for the science and looking at the skeleton. I'm a zoology major so seeing things like skeletons and stuff is interesting to me. Hope you can find someone to go with you.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 8th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
^___^ Maybe you could help me get the contacts to DNA test it, if you did come. =D That would be awesome!
chibichan03 on November 8th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
That would be fun, but I'm still here in the States. I may be in Japan next year though if I get accepted to the JET Program. I already sent in my application, so now I have to wait until January to see if I made first cut.
Chiakichiaki777 on November 8th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
that does sound rather fun ^^ Hope it's cool
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 8th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope it will be really exciting!
❮CHIIAE❯chiiae on November 8th, 2007 08:48 am (UTC)
That sounds like so much fun D= and if I am in Japan still during that time - I'll be so wanting to come.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 8th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)
Will you be here next summer? It might be expensive, but please come with me!! ^O^