Sake (Japanese: é…’) is a Japanese word meaning “alcoholic beverage”, which in English has come to refer to a specific alcoholic beverage brewed mainly from rice, and known in Japan as either nihonshu (æ—¥æœ¬é…’ “Japanese alcohol”) or sake. This article uses the word “sake” as it is used in English.
Kappa (æ²³ç«¥, Kappa “river-child”), alternately called GatarÅ (å·å¤ªéƒŽ, GatarÅ “river-boy”) or Kawako (å·å, Kawako “river-girl”) , are legendary creatures; a type of water imp found in Japanese folklore. However they are also considered to be a part of cryptozoology, due to apparent sightings. In Shintoism they are considered to be one of many suijin (literally “water-deity”).