Kappa

Kappa

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Puppets | 0 comments

The kappa puppet was built and animated for my friend Daniel Lenners non-epic ”One Man Army -Legends”. The kappa fights a post-apocalyptic ninja and gets his behind whopped. This meant I had to match the movements of the kappa to the shadow boxing of the ninja actor. It turned out OK, but just OK. For those of you who go: ”So, what the hell is a kappa??” The kappa is a ”yokai” a small monster from Japanese folklore, and looks like a cross between a tortoise and a man.