Kappa are green, human-like beings with webbed hands and feet, which have long been part of Japanese folklore. Now, one of these elusive creatures has finally been photographed in Japan.
The photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he was walking in the mountains near Lake Biwa when he saw the Kappa. He managed to snap a few quick photos before the creature ran away.
This is the first time a Kappa has been photographed in Japan, and the images are sure to reignite interest in these mythological creatures.