Meet the kappa leprechaun, a tiny monster at the nexus of Japanese and Irish folklore

Artist and io9 comrade-in-hanging-out Marcelo Gallegos has tipped us to his delightful yokai mash-up creation, the Kappa Leprechaun. This little guy is the hybrid of A.) those diminutive bastards who bedeviled Darby O'Gill; and B.) flatulent Japanese water sprites. Explains Marcelo of this wee creature: »3/09/12 9:35pm3/09/12 9:35pm