a.k.a. Version A, Final Voyage S.S. Mai Tai Mug 2023 in 3 collections
This Happy Traveler Face Edition is one of three box-shaped mugs (square buckets) issued for the 2023 Tiki Kon in Portland, Oregon.
These three versions (A, B, and C on bottoms) hearken back to prior Tiki Kon mugs done by VanTiki.
This version (A) hearkens back to the Happy Traveler Menehune mug issued in 2015 that was in turn based on an idol which is currently on display at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. The tiki face side has half-circle eyes, a small narrow nose, and an elliptical/oval mouth. The other versions feature a winking face with tongue sticking out (C, which has the face of the 2020 Eye of the Tiki), and a tiki face with a dog-bone shaped mouth (B, which has the face of the 2018 Volcano mug).