Tacky Tiki talismans turn up in Tokyo


Chile's Moai statue arrives in Tokyo
Kyodo/Japan Times | Dec. 26, 2012
A stone replica of a Moai human figure found on Easter Island, created by Chilean artisans, arrived at a Tokyo port Tuesday to be presented next year to a Miyagi Prefecture town that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami...more

Learn more about Japan’s Tiki fetish on our previous Moai posts:
   • The Lost Moai of Miyagi (3Yen / 2012-08-26)
   • ‘Dumb Dumb, get me some Gum Gum!’ (3Yen / 2007-03-15)
   • Shibuya’s Moai-Tiki god stolen by Lupin! (3Yen / 2009-12-08)
   • Borat’s Moai/Tiki-gods in Tokyo (3Yen / 2007-05-27)
   • The faux MOAI in of Miyazaki, Japan (3Yen / 2010-07-07)

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3 thoughts on “Tacky Tiki talismans turn up in Tokyo”

  1. moe-tshirt
    Yeah, yeah yeah. I know that “Moai” can be pun in Japanese in that“moe” (pronounced moh-eh), a hyper vague slang term for something one likes, and among anime feakazoids it refers to characters who inspire a protective sort of love.

    Moai worship is evil!
    moai worship is evil

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