#233: Okappa (category: hairdo)
Okappa is a popular hairdo especially with adult women and young girls, and often with young boys. This hairstyle is also well-known as a bob cut or just "Bob" in English. Nowadays, even Japanese usually call it Bob, not Okappa.
The name of this hairdo derives from Kappa, which is one of the most famous imaginary monsters in Japanese folklore. In a word, the hair of Kappa has generally been drawn like current Okappa since ancient times.
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