Monks and their marginal crudities. What can you say? We all know people like this. Marginalia to the Rothschild Canticles, Flanders, 14th century, Beinecke Library, MS 404, fol. 134r Rothschild Canticles. Flanders, 14th century. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 134r
Originally known as Odoro-odoro, the Otoroshi (おとろし) is a yokai who looks like a hairy ogre. He hides atop Japanese torii gates, serving as a guardian for the holy ground they mark. When a bad person tries to pass through to the shrine, the Otoroshi springs down upon them.