The Tengu (天狗) are possibly the most recognizable of all the Japanese yokai. With their enormous black wings and faces of either a large crow or a red-faced, long-nosed, goblin. They are often dressed as Shugendō priests, having a long-standing association with our ascetics in the mountains. Many [Anchor] Shugendō consider the Tengu to be our brothers and protectors while traversing the Kurama Mountain ranges. But the Tengu did not always look this way.