It is 2 hours drive northwest of Tokyo what is the very unusual museumChinsekikan, which means in Japanese "Wall of curious stones". As its literal name indicates, this museum does not collect paintings of great painters but stones. Be careful, however, because they are not just any stones: the only privileged ones enter this collection thanks to their resemblance to ... human faces !
More than 1700 stones are now listed on the shelves of this museum. Obviously, these are all natural and should not have been worked by the hand of man. No, all these stones are from the chance of Nature and some are even associated with personalities ... like the stone Elvis Presley below.
This unusual passion, we owe it toShozo Hayama. This Japanese has passed 50 years of his life collecting stones that look like faces. Died in 2010, it's his wife today,Yoshiko Hayama, who took over and now leads this unique lair of the pareidolia (psychological phenomenon of seeing faces everywhere).
Imagined by: Chinsekikan