Kappa of Asakusa
1.57 W x 1.61 H in
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“Kappa of Asakusa - Messengers of Good Fortune”
Sougenji Temple where the legend of kappa lives on.
At Sougenji Temple, the birthplace of the legend of kappa, is known to provide a protection against water-related accidents and disasters. The visitors are welcomed by wooden and stone statues of kappa as they enter the grounds of temple. Inside the Kappa-Do Hall is a hanging scroll of Kappa Dai-Myojin, the temple’s honzon, the principal object of worship. The temple also has what it caims to be a mummified hand of a kappa complete with 4 fungers and sharp nails.
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