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408px-Yoshitoshi Mount Yoshino Midnight Moon

Iga no Tsubone confronts the tormented spirit of Sasaki no Kiyotaka, by Yoshitoshi. Sasaki's ghost appears with the wings and claws of a tengu.

Tengu are one of the most famous types of yokai in japan.  They are known to resemble human-like or dog-like crows.  They usually live in mountains and like to play tricks on humans.  There was once a human that was messing around in the mountain and a tengu punished him by stripping him and dropping him down from the sky in the middle of town.  Another tale told that a young teenage boy disapeared from the village but came back a couple years later saying that he was taken care of by the tengu and they had taught him things like karate and using a sword.  That teenage boy may have been Yoshitsune.

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