Akiko and I are back now from our trip to Japan. Had a great time, hung out with Akiko's parents and Grandmothers and saw lots of cool sites. I'll have a more in depth write up after going through all the photos.
I think I spotted the reference material for the Flying Monkeys in Wizard Of OZ while in Japan.
Karasu Tengu, mountain crow goblins, at the Kencho-Ji Temple n Kamakura.
Kinda freaky huh?