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Tengu in Chinese / Japanese...

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China tiān gǒu
Japan ten gu
Tengu Vertical Wall Scroll

天狗 is the Japanese title for Tengu, which roughly translates as, "heavenly dog."

Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings).

The origin is Chinese, though this term is seldom used in Chinese any more. It was a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou)

Although the title contains the word "dog," the tengu are often depicted with human and bird-like characteristics. Sometimes they have large noses or beaks like birds.

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Mandarin gou  / gou3 
Taiwan gou 
Japanese tengu / てんぐ
Tengu Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) tengu; long-nosed goblin; (2) bragging; braggart; (surname) Tengu
ulkā, 憂流迦the 'heavenly dog' i. e. a meteor. Also 'a star in Argo' according to Williams.


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Mandarin zhǎn jù / zhan3 ju4
Taiwan chan chü
Japanese tengu
spread cloth



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Mandarin shàng shēng tiān gōng / shang4 sheng1 tian1 gong1
Taiwan shang sheng t`ien kung / shang sheng tien kung
Japanese jōshō tengū
to ascend to the heavenly palace



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Mandarin tiān gōng bǎo zàng / tian1 gong1 bao3 zang4
Taiwan t`ien kung pao tsang / tien kung pao tsang
Japanese tengū hōzō
treasury of the sūtras


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Japanese koppatengu / こっぱてんぐ Japanese (See 木の葉天狗・このはてんぐ) weak tengu (goblin)


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Japanese konohatengu / このはてんぐ Japanese (See 木端天狗・こっぱてんぐ) weak tengu (goblin)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Tengu天狗ten gu / tengutiān gǒu / tian1 gou3 / tian gou / tiangout`ien kou / tienkou / tien kou

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