Hai Riyo

In Japanese legend, a fabulous creature that has the body of a bird and bird's claws and wings, but with the head of a dragon. Its image can be found on screens in the Chi-on-in monastery in Kyoto. The creature is also known as Schachi Hoko and Tobi Tatsu.



  • Rose, Carol. (2000). Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.