||Moai outside of Easter Island?
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From: LBC via DFW
|Posted: 2013-01-03 10:58 am  Permalink|
Moai Amsterdam. Bad joke....
It's amazing that if you start typing in different, mostly European, countries + moai into Google Images you can find real and fake moai around the world.
[ This Message was edited by: tikilongbeach 2013-01-06 10:51 ]
Joined: Sep 09, 2003
From: OAHU, Hawaii.
|Posted: 2013-01-03 1:02 pm  Permalink|
from the Tadano.co.jp website
A Moai statue stands on Megi Island, 4km to the west of Takamatsu city of Kagawa Prefecture , looking over the Inland Sea. Megi Island is famous for the folktale "MOMOTARO", of a young hero defeating ogres. Strange as it may sound, the Moai is not real, but a replica.
The fact is that, after TADANO having made this replica for the experiment of rebuilding the real Moai statues, they donated the replica to Takamatsu City. Then it was built on the island by the City on 23 Oct.1996.
The replica is made of pale brown stone, 3.9m in height, 1.8m in width, 1.3m in depth, 10.8t in weight. Kazuhiro YAMADA, a local sculptor, who lives in Aji town of Kagawa Prefecture, made it at the request of TADANO, on the basis of a drawing measured by TADANO at Easter Island, because TADANO was an initiator of promoting "The Moai Restoration Project" organized by archeologists of Japan, the Republic of Chile, and the United States.
The following photograph shows the ceremony "Ogre Festival of Seto", performed on 3 Nov. 1996. At that time, Jaime Lagos, Chilean Ambassador ** in Japan, celebrated the completion of setting up the statue. On the occasion, he gave an address to the guests saying "The Moai Statues are one of the Seven Wonders of the world, even now veiled in mystery. I hope this Moai statue will be helpful to the children in filling up their imagination." This was a moving event, brought about as a result of the restoration of Moai statues.
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[ This Message was edited by: Phillip Roberts 2013-01-03 13:02 ]
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
|Posted: 2013-01-03 1:07 pm  Permalink|
This exact topic is the basis for a chapter in "Big Stone Head: Easter Island and Pop Culture", available exclusively at www.bigstonehead.com
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
|Posted: 2013-01-03 1:44 pm  Permalink|
On 2013-01-03 13:07, tikibars wrote:
This exact topic is the basis for a chapter in "Big Stone Head: Easter Island and Pop Culture", available exclusively at http://www.bigstonehead.com
At only $4.99, you can't go wrong!
I agree, it's a great ebook with awesome photos and text. And I love the big stone head moai mug, too!
Joined: Sep 24, 2005
From: Los Angeles
|Posted: 2013-01-05 3:29 pm  Permalink|
Found a really cool 8X10 of that Moai in NY from November 1968.
Nice arty shot for a newspaper!
From the back:
Massive, five-ton head from
Easter Island on display in
front of office building in New
York City. Head was brought
to United States in effort to
attract attention to plight of
Easter Island monuments."
The plane! The plane!