This was for a comic book that I never ended up drawing. In feudal Japan, the lady Hikaru's brother is cursed to be a werewolf and she dresses as a monk to travel with him to Kyoto (the capital of the time). Along the way she meets a motley crew of characters one of whom is a tengu (a bird demon reputed to dislike monks greatly.) of course she and the tengu fall in love. The picture here shows Hikaru with the Tengu in his bird form by the river.