Bear blowing a horn. This is a finely illuminated and iconographically rich Book of Hours, made in England at the end of the thirteenth century. The manuscript is incomplete and misbound. Its main artist can also be found at work in a Bible, Oxford, Bodleian Library Ms. Auct. D.3.2, and a Psalter, Cambridge, Trinity College Cambridge Ms. O.4.16.
Weird and wonderful Ireland - Detail of a marginal miniature of a leaping salmon in a river in Munster, from Gerald of Wales's Topographia Hibernica, England (Lincoln?), c. 1196 - c. 1223, Royal 13 B. viii, f. 23
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.