Tengu (天狗, "heavenly dogs") are a class of supernatural creatures found in Japanese folklore and culture. They are one of the best known yōkai (monster-spirits) and are sometimes worshipped as Shinto kami (revered spirits or gods). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics.
dwellerinthelibrary: A Japanese God Karasu-tengu (by KOUJI FRAMINGO)
Armor with the features of a tengu (tengu tōsei gusoku) Late Edo period, 1854. Iron, lacquer, vegetable fiber, bear fur, leather, feathers, and fabric. The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas.