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In Chichibu, Japan, 2 hrs northwest of Tokyo, there’s an odd museum; probably the only one of its kind. It’s called the Chinsekikan (which suggests hevery one of curious rocks) and also it residences over 1700 rocks that resemble humale faces.

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The museum dwellings all kinds of jinmenseki, or rock through a human face, consisting of celebrity lookalikes prefer Elvis Presley. And according to a 2013 post on Kotaku, tright here are likewise movie and video game character rocks choose E.T., Doncrucial Kong and also Nemo.

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“Elvis Presley”


According to the Sankei, the museum is currently run by Yoshiko Hayama, the wife of the original owner that passed away in 2010. But it was his rock collection that began it all. An avid collector, the late Shozo Hayama invested 50 years collecting rocks that looked like encounters. His only necessity was that nature be the only artist.

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There are presently so many kind of rocks on screen that some don’t even have actually names. So the owner periodically invites tourists to name the rocks. The Chichibu Chinsekikan (Gmap) is a 10-min walk from Kagemori Station. However before, it’s recommended that you speak to ahead if you arrangement to visit bereason the museum is known to unexpectedly close for individual reasons. You deserve to check out even more photos on Yukawa.net. (Syndicated from Spoon & Tamago)

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Picture courtesy Sankei Photo


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Head curator, Yoshiko Hayama.


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