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there’s a museum in Japan for rocks that look like faces

there’s a museum in Japan for rocks that look like faces

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The Chinsekikan is certainly a unique museum. Here’s a clue as to what it holds: the name of the place translates to “hall of curious rocks.” But we’re not talking about sparkling geodes or polished, spherical boulders. Japan’s Chinsekikan contains nothing but rocks that look like faces. Seriously.
This Japanese museum puts your childhood rock collection to shame. The Chinsekikan, located in Chichibu, Japan (about two hours northwest of Tokyo), holds approximately 1,700 rocks that—kind of—resemble faces. According to Colossal, there are jinmenseki, or rocks with a human face, of pop culture icons in the mix too: Elvis Presley, E.T., Donkey Kong, Nemo, and more. (Sure, not all of those are humans, but apparently that’s not a huge problem.)

Colossal explains, “the museum is currently run by Yoshiko Hayama, the wife of the original owner who passed away in 2010. But it was his rock collection that started it all. An avid collector, the late Shozo Hayama spent 50 years collecting rocks that looked like faces.” The one stipulation for rocks to make it into the museum? Besides looking like a face, the only artist must be nature.
Written by yousef kamal

The Chinsekikan is certainly a unique museum. Here’s a clue as to what it holds: the name of the place translates to “hall of curious rocks.” But we’re not talking about sparkling geodes or polished, spherical boulders. Japan’s Chinsekikan contains nothing but rocks that look like faces. Seriously.
This Japanese museum puts your childhood rock collection to shame. The Chinsekikan, located in Chichibu, Japan (about two hours northwest of Tokyo), holds approximately 1,700 rocks that—kind of—resemble faces. According to Colossal, there are jinmenseki, or rocks with a human face, of pop culture icons in the mix too: Elvis Presley, E.T., Donkey Kong, Nemo, and more. (Sure, not all of those are humans, but apparently that’s not a huge problem.)

Colossal explains, “the museum is currently run by Yoshiko Hayama, the wife of the original owner who passed away in 2010. But it was his rock collection that started it all. An avid collector, the late Shozo Hayama spent 50 years collecting rocks that looked like faces.” The one stipulation for rocks to make it into the museum? Besides looking like a face, the only artist must be nature.
Written by yousef kamal

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