Fun Link Friday: Rocks with Faces

Sorry for the lag in Fun Link Fridays lately, everybody! Last weekend I was traveling to Chicago to present at a workshop on The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies (more to come on Japanese Studies and digital humanities soon!).

Is an Elvis rock a really good pun or a bad one?

Is an Elvis rock a really good pun or a bad one?

This week is also a bit hectic, so here’s a quickie fun link– a museum in Japan dedicated entirely to rocks that look like they have faces. Yes. This is a thing. Colossal recently posted an article  on the Chinsekikan (literally “hall of unusual rocks”) in Chichibu, Japan, where Yoshiko Hayama and her late husband have gathered over 1,700 rocks that look like they’ve got faces. They even name them! Think you might have a good name for one? They sometimes let visitors name the rocks, so you’d better get out there to stare into the rock void– it stares back.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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