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.