#236: Tengu (category: monster)
Tengu is one of the three major imaginary monsters in Japanese folklore, along with Oni (refer to #090) and Kappa (refer to #234). Its most impressive feature is its unusually high nose and it is usually regarded as a demon, but sometimes as a god.
In many ancient legends of this country, Tengu has a supernatural power. Because of the fact, people in Japan who get carried away are often said that "He (or she) became Tengu" in a bad way.
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