Kappa are legendary creatures; a type of water sprite found in Japanese folklore. However they are also considered to be a part of Cryptozoology, due to claims of sightings. It could be the Japanese giant salamander.
The Ghost of Oiwa (Oiwa-san), from the series One Hundred Ghost Stories (Hyaku monogatari) 「百物語 お岩さん」 Japanese Edo period about (Tenpô Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese) mfa boston
preservedabnormal: “ Tengu Tengu are impish mountain goblins that play tricks on people, featured in countless folktales and considered purely evil until about the century. They were originally depicted as birdlike, with wings and beaks, though.
This popular image by Katsushika Hokusai exudes the great power of the wave by incorporating the delicacy of form instilled by a Japanese master. Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: Feminine Wave Produc Plus
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI Shimotsuke Kurokamiyama Kirifuri no taki [The Kirifuri Waterfall on Mount Kurakami in Shimotsuke Province] from the series Shokoku taki meguri [A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls] signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu Oban tate-e x