The Yokai Files – Kappa – Mummies and Movies | Total-Japandemonium
Oh. This is very unfortunate. And very scary.
Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”. At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair. She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak” at the age of two, and remained in the business until 1915.
Kappa; late 18th Century; 寛政年間（18世紀の末）に江戸城の近く、一番町のお堀端にあらわれたカッパ。（蜷川家古文書） 【国立公文書館より】
河童 Vintage kappa illustration print - Japan
Hyakki Yagyo Emaki 百鬼夜行絵巻
THE MOTHMAN | Liliansplace.com | El rincón del pato
Lurking in the halls of Buddhist temples and museums across Japan are a host of monster mummies -- the preserved remains of demons, mermaids, kappa, tengu, raijū, and even human monks. Here are a few remarkable specimens for the adventurous and brave at heart.