In Japan, the bombs of a water demon will be put on public display.
Each country has its own stories that scare children. So, British children listen to scary stories about Nessie, and the Japanese know everything about Kappa, a slippery water demon.
According to legend, the monster living in ponds and rivers is similar to humans, but it has scaly green or blue skin like reptiles and webbed feet. But unlike the Loch Ness monster, whose proof of existence are fuzzy photographs, the reality of the water demon is confirmed by the bones, which will soon be presented at an exhibition in Japan.
In Japanese folklore, Kappa is a creature the size of a child, sometimes jumping out of its lair to pull down spoiled children to the bottom. Sometimes it can attack women. Some tales even claim that Kappa pulls people into the water to drown them.
The color, shape and features of the monster vary according to different illustrations.It is believed that the creature is similar to the Scottish Kelpy, Scandinavian Nacky and other similar monsters that have been used for many years to warn children about the dangers of playing near the water.
Some people in Japan believe that the prototype of Kappa can be a giant Japanese salamander, or a hanzaki - an aggressive lizard that captures its prey with powerful jaws. However, there are those who sincerely believe in the existence of Kappa and periodically from the shores of the lakes in Japan, there are reports of observing a mythical creature, writes Mail Online.
Scientists have not been able to confirm the existence of the demon, despite the fact that many bones were discovered, which, as they say, belonged to Kappa. One set of mummified remains, which seem to suggest that their owner had webbed hands, will be exhibited for the first time at the residence of the Shimazu family in Miyazaki Prefecture on Kyushu Island.
The remains of the demon were kept by Shimazu after he was shot on the bank of the river in 1818. None of the experts confirmed the authenticity of the remains, nor did he claim that the bones that look rather sinister are fake.