Tiki Mugs

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    Orchids of Hawaii Samurai a.k.a. Orchids of Hawaii R-21

    This white mug is in the shape of a samurai on his knees holding a fan at his shoulder. It is marked "Orchids of Hawaii R-21" on the bottom.

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    Dynasty Panda Mug #1

    This black and white panda shaped mug was manufactured by Dynasty Wholesale. The panda is seated and is holding bamboo.

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    Orchids of Hawaii R-74 #1 a.k.a. Orchids of Hawaii Ku

    Tiki mug shaped like a traditional Ku, with a grimacing face. Marked "Orchids of Hawaii" and "R-74" on the bottom.

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    Orchids of Hawaii R-71 Open Mouth #1 a.k.a. Orchids of Hawaii Smiling Ku, Later R-71

    An Orchids of Hawaii mug depicting a Ku, in a common Ku stance with a smiling face, in a brown glaze. Marked "Orchids of Hawaii" "R-71" and "Japan" on the bottom. An earlier version of the same design has a more crisp, angular look, with clenched teeth and slightly smaller eyes.

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    USA Marked Tiki Leilani Mug Brown #6 a.k.a. McCoy Pottery Tiki Leilani

    Ku design in the classic "Tiki Leilani" shape with brown glaze. Marked "USA" on bottom, which was common for many McCoy Pottery pieces. Attributed to McCoy by Duke Carter in Tiki Quest, but the McCoy Pottery Collectors Association disavows any such mug being made by the company.

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    Kahiki Moai Mug #1

    Stylized moai design, tan/light brown color, with coffee-bean-like eyes, nostrils, and lips. Vertical "dashes" are indented into the mug all over. This version of the Kahiki Moai mug has far less defined features than the Orchids of Hawaii version. Also, the nose is more bulbous.

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    Benihana Daikoku Mug #1

    Daikoku is one of the Seven Lucky Gods and his images are found in temples across Tibet and China. He is a household deity in Japan and often considered a god of wealth or kitchen god.

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    Benihana Tall Robed Fukurokuju Mug #1

    This white mug was manufactured for Benihana of Tokyo. It is shaped like Fukurokuju, the Japanese god of wisdom. He is sometimes confused with Jurōjin, who by some accounts is Fukurokuju's grandson and by other accounts inhabits the same body. Fukurokuju is said to be an incarnation of the Southern Polestar. In many depictions (including this one), Fukurokuju has an abnormally high forehead. He is the only member of the Seven Lucky Gods credited with the ability to revive the dead.

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    Benihana Tanuki Mug White #1

    The Tanuki mug is based on the Japanese raccoon dog of the same name. He is a popular symbol in Japan and is often found in restaurants. This version is white, has a large belly, large testicles and a big hat -- and is marked for Benihana of Tokyo.

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    Benihana Daruma Mug #1

    This all-white mug is of Daruma, a Buddhist monk and founder of Zen Buddhism. His brows are furrowed and he has an angry expression. Little contemporary biographical information on Daruma (Bodhidharma) is extant, and subsequent accounts became layered with legend. According to one tradition, Bodhidharma gained a reputation for, among other things, his practice of wall-gazing. Legend claims that he sat facing a wall in meditation for a period of nine years without moving, which caused his legs and arms to fall off from atrophy. This explains the weeble-wobble look of this mug. Traditionally, Daruma toys are weighted like weeble-wobbles and people fill in one pupil on his blank-eyed stare when they have a goal and the second pupil when they have fulfilled the goal. This mug version is marked "Benihana of Tokyo" on the back.

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    Benihana Hotei a.k.a. Benihana Buddha, Benihana Banzai Mug

    This all-white mug is of a man with a very large belly, with his arms reaching up in the air. Sash is tied around his waist, with a bow in the middle. Benihana logo in black on back.

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    All Hail Oderus Mug #1 a.k.a. All Hail Oderus Stein, Oderus Urungus Mug, GWAR's Oderus Urungus Mug

    This is a mug featuring the head of Oderus Urungus. David Murray "Dave" Brockie (August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014), was a Canadian musician, and best known as the lead vocalist of the metal band Gwar, in which he performed as Oderus Urungus. GWAR is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc. Easily identified by their distinctively grotesque costumes, Gwar's core thematic and visual concept revolves around an elaborate science fiction-themed mythology which portrays the band members as barbaric interplanetary warriors, a narrative which serves as the basis for all of the band's albums, videos, live shows and other media.