(SK1) Kappa statues, Shiki city, Saitama

I love kappa, so I was pleased to learn about the the collection of kappa statues in  Shiki city 志木市, Saitama Prefecture.


Three statues are clustered near Shiki Station (map), with most of the rest near the confluence of the Yanasegawa river 柳瀬川 and Shingashigawa 新河岸川 (map).


A view from a bridge in kappa country (map):

Shiki City Saitama bikes river



  1. […] The 柳瀬川 Yanasegawa やなせ川 is a surprisingly long river, covering more than 20 kilometers as it travels from Yamaguchi Reservoir 山口貯水池 (aka Sayama Lake 狭山湖) in the west (map) to the Shingashigawa river 新河岸川 in the east (map); the confluence of these two rivers is a popular spot for birds; 75 species were counted between 1997 and 2002 (source). This is due to the riverbed grasslands 河川敷の草地 and the large open fields neighboring the river (the 水谷田んぼ mizutani tanbo). It’s also a popular spot for the (mythical) kappa water-nymphs who are depicted here with many statues. (See post: Kappa statues, Shiki city, Saitama) […]

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