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Benihana Tiki Mug of Hotei Buddha - from Tokyo

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Posted 1 year ago

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ho2cultcha
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Why does he have a hole in his belly? and another large hole in his back? Why are his hands held over his head like that ? any idea of age or anything? Thanks for any info you might provide!

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  1. jwendell222, 1 year ago
    Hi ho2, this is a typical standing pose for Hotei, the most popular of the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods. Haven't seen the holes before. Regards, Jim
  2. nldionne nldionne, 1 year ago
    One like it on etsy. Seller says from hotel in Waikiki that used them to serve drinks
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
    Benihana of Tokyo Drink Mug. i guess the hole is for a straw. thanks jwendell222 and nldionne!
  4. nldionne nldionne, 1 year ago
    Could use one of these;)
  5. maryh1956 maryh1956, 1 year ago
    Benihana Japanese restaurant Mai Tai holder from the 1980's. The hole was for the straw. I have one from a drink I purchased there.

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