Tengu T-Shirt (Tengu Warrior)
This tengu t-shirt shows a Japanese mystic fighting off Tengu, legendary creatures found in Japanese folklore that are considered to be a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings). They are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks, but this feature has often been humanized as an unnaturally long nose, which today is widely considered the tengu’s defining characteristic in the popular imagination. Buddhism long held the belief that the tengu were disruptive demons of war. Their image gradually softened into one of protective, if still dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests.