Hakuoki bishi as legendary creatures in Japan. (Source: Teki.) Dug this from my bookmark list when seeing ochi’s reblog.

1. Nue, a Youkai dwelling in Kyoto, has head of a monkey, body of a tanuki, legs of a tiger, and ponytail of a snake.
2. Karasu Tengu (Crow Tengu), a small Tengu with beak and black feathers. A mountain spirit excels in sword and supernatural powers.
3. Ryuja (dragon serpent), a god of water and abundant harvest.
4. Nine-tailed Fox. …Too famous for my needless explanations.
5. Yaksha. I don’t see any changes. *flees*