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Japan, Chichibu, Chinsekikan museum
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 02:12:57 PM »
Chinsekikan museum - Chichibu Chinsekikan
The Hall of Curious Rocks
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This one of a kind museum was founded by Shōji Hayama who has collected strange-shaped, unaltered rocks for fifty years. Since Hayama passed away in 2010, the museum has been run by Yoshiko Hayama, the late founder’s wife. Just a two hours drive northwest of Tokyo, you can find one of the world’s most entertaining museums. It’s called the Chinsekikan, Japanese for ‘hall of curious rocks’, and inside, visitors can find more than 1,700 rocks that look peculiar in some way, 900 of which resemble faces: jinmen-seki, stones that naturally look like faces.

764-6 Kamikagemori, Chichibu 369-1872, Japan

Also see:
https://www.zmescience.com/science/rock-face-museum-japan/
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/hall-of-curious-stones
https://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,16795.msg116282.html#msg116282