Kappa are water imps that live in Japanese folklore.  They're a human, frog, duck, monkey hybrid sort of thing.  The first time I saw a Kappa was in the video game "Harvest Moon" (one of the cutest video games ever made!) and I thought they were hilarious.  They like to eat cucumbers and in the game, you toss a cucumber into a pond to make a little Kappa will appear.  In Japanese folklore, these guys are pretty frightening but Kawaii Kappa is as friendly as can be  :)  This little Kappa was fairly easy to make and I love his little shell.  The shell also helps prop him up so that he sits nicely.
I play harvest moon! And I totally agree with you... The cutest video game ever! Thanks so much for this instructable... The kappa is indeed kawaii!! I'll have to make one!<br/>Kirin
HI! You did a great job making this Kappa. I'm learning to make amigurumi but the one problem I'm having is making &quot;clean&quot; sewing on the body parts. You can clearly see where I've sewn on the body parts and I wish I could make my ami's more like your kappa. Can you give me pointers or suggest a tutorial that shows how to do this?
thank you so much! i agree, it's tough to hide stitches. most of the time, you can see mine too! planet june has a bunch of great ami tutorials including one for joining http://www.planetjune.com/blog/joining-amigurumi/ you can also check youtube. best of luck!
Thanks for the tips! :D
I'd like to know do you have a pattern for your KAPPA? It sure would be nice of you to share, Please. Thanks
hi! thanks for your request :) i'm flattered. I used to have the pattern available for sale in my etsy but i'm closing up shop. i may choose to post it in the future as a free pattern on my blog: http://www.thetokicafe.blogspot.com/
Super cute! and Harvest Moon has always been one of my favorite games. Great Job! ^ ^

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