コロポックル (Koropokkuru)

コロポックル (Koropokkuru)

A final assignment for class this past term. Whee, done. heart emoticon

Mythology –> Koropokkuru are a race of small people in folklore of the Ainu people of the northern Japanese islands. Long ago, the koro-pok-guru were on good terms with the Ainu, and would send them deer, fish, and other game and exchange goods with them. The little people hated to be seen, however, so they would stealthily make their deliveries under cover of night.

One day, a young Ainu man decided he wanted to see a koro-pok-guru for himself, so he waited in ambush by the window where their gifts were usually left. When a koro-pok-guru came to place something there, the young man grabbed it by the hand and dragged it inside. It turned out to be a beautiful koro-pok-guru woman, who was so enraged at the young man’s rudeness that her people have not been seen since.

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