After much deliberation, I've decided that Tengu House will NOT receive a name change after all. I originally considered changing the name of my oldest blog because, although when I'd chosen the name in the first place, it was completely virgin and unused, several other entities later adopted the name for their own establishments or whatever. I don't mean to imply that they got the name from my blog - quite the contrary, there's little evidence that ANYONE reads this. But, after a great deal of soul-searching, meditation and mindfulness exercises, I've come to the conclusion that anyone who doesn't like the name can go fuck themselves.
I chose Tengu House because a Tengu is a character in Japanese lore, a yamabushi - a wandering warrior, a mendicant fighting his way through a difficult life in the mountains. Sometimes described as half man and half bird, the Tengu remained unseen and taught secret martial arts to the Ninja.