TENGU

Today I show you a legend figure called Tengu [ten-gu].

During the Lockdown of Tokyo, I sneaked into Mount Takao (which is in Tokyo indeed!). Mount Takao has a Michelin Star and a popular place for foreign tourists.

An old tale says there lived TENGUs in Mount Takao.

TENGU has human figure with bird-like face and huge wings. It (he) has some miraculous power.

With their long nose, reddish skin colour, tall figure and living as if hiding from usuala village society, some scientists and researchers say TENGU must be some Russians who fled from the continent and hiding om the mountains, and Japanese people thought them as Gods.

Here is the statue of a TENGU in Mount Takao. Have a look and tell me what you think.

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カテゴリー: Japan

作成者: ELICAMIWA

Elica Miwa A bilingual theatrist, i.e., the professional theatre artist: actor, director, writer, designer, translator. Creating stage shows and movies to entertain people in distress. Also teaches interactive communication, using actor training. Books British Style Acting Acting and Directing Shakespeare Translation IMPRO, by Keith Johnstone Classical Acting, by Malcolm Morrison + many plays in English into Japanese MA, University of London, UK BA, Keio University, Japan Trained at RADA as a special student from the Japanese government. President, IKI, Inc., USA Board Director, International Theatre Institute of UNESCO, Japanese Center President, NPO Lifestyle Network for Women, Japan 三輪えり花 英日バイリンガルのシアトリスト(舞台芸術の実践家)。 「遊び心で今日も満足!」を感じられる作品づくりをモットーに舞台作品や動画の脚本・演出・出演を行う。 ・世界の俳優訓練と演出法を編み込みながら遊び心で表現することを楽しむ「ライブインタラクション」を提唱。世界的グローバル大企業、世界で活躍する俳優・歌手・ダンサーらを抱えつつ、地域の文化発展や子供の語学教育にも力を注ぐ。 ・公益社団法人 国際演劇協会(ユネスコ傘下)日本センター理事 ・NPO法人 女性のための情報ネットワーク 代表理事 ・米法人 IKI, Inc. CEO & President. ・ACTURE Performing Art Promotion 代表 ・新国立劇場・東京芸術大学・国際基督教大学・明治大学等にて演技・表現指導の講師を歴任