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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