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The Legend

Legend has it that many moons ago in a village from the far east people believed they have witnessed a giant *Yokai spirit calmly sleep walking along side main rivers and lakes. The village elders believed the Yokai spirit is in fact a demon *dream walking through the gods land.

The Yokai

He breathes calm, moves calm and listens through his device every little noise he gathers from the surroundings searching for the perfect sound waves. The portal’s gate opens only for few minutes enough for his daily fulfillment. He has found a good source of sound waves in the vicinity of a mysterious hill. Today’s catch was satisfying.

Gravhojen hill

Its 4:35 in the morning she is sound asleep. She dreams of her piano keyboards softly waving her hand around them. music arise it’s her latest offering but only the intro. Why I can’t find the notes for the rest of it? She hears a strange noise. She is awake.

The report

The municipality report indicates that last night a strange perturbance in the electromagnetic waves caused a massive black out in the region and many electronic devices ceased to function. 
A special task force has been organized to investigate the root of this incident. The result of this investigation will be communicated publicly asap.    


* Yōkai (妖怪 ?, ghost, phantom, strange apparition) are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits and demons in Japanese folklore. The word yōkai is made up of the kanji for "bewitching; attractive; calamity;" and "spectre; apparition; mystery; suspicious".

* Dream walking the ability to enter the dreams of another person.

Painting the legend (pencil and water color)
Early studies based on false depictions 
Fairly accurate depictions based on artist's diaries from different centuries and locations
The musician's dream
The performer's dream
The poet's dream
The lover's dream
Traditional hand sculpting and silicon casting 
3D sculpting and printing ball jointed body parts 
Color studies  
Gravhokai (the Yokai of Gravhojen hill)
Extended perturbed music 
The solution from the mad scientist who is held in a mental health institute. He has been diagnosed with sever sleep disorder ..


Gravhokai is an art project by Mani Zamani on a super natural creature