This wood block painting depicts two of some of the most famous figures in Japan, however one is fictional and the other was a real person. A Tengu, (depicted on the left) was a mythological creature usually depicted as crow but sometimes humanized in some stories. They were dangerous mountain and forest spirits that sometimes brought destruction and other times brought protection. They usually held dominion over a certain mountain, the one in the painting ruled over Mt. Kurama and his name was Sojobo. The man (depicted on the right) is Ushiwakamaru, who is better known as Minamoto no Yoshitsune a famous hero in Japan as he took down tyrant Oda Nobunaga during the Kamakura Period. The tale of this painting however is one of a master and student, since it was rumored that Yoshitsune learned his swordmanship skills from Sojobo the Tengu.