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Tengu are the mythical crow-human spirits from Japanese legend. Here, the crow Tengu (karasu tengu) is sheilding his two katana swords and below the kanji for ‘nin’ as in ‘ninja’ hints at the link between tengu and ninja. Black lines drawn by hand and coloured digitally.


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I am an artist and illustrator based in London, UK. My artwork is heavily influenced by East Asian history, culture and martial arts. Please feel free to see more of my work at
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  • Bas  van Sloten
    Bas van Slotenover 1 year ago

    Very good! I’m interested in samurai art and make some study about it…

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