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Why do we classify mugs from Chinese restaurants as Tiki?
Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2012-12-18 08:29 am   Permalink

You know I never considered the Benihani mugs in my post as I don't consider them tiki. I find that when I typically get a tiki mug as a gift, it's usually one of those and I feel guilt in having to display it in some way. As I rearrange mugs, they end up in the back behind other mugs.

The ones that I was thinking about were the ones that were from The Mandarin (SF), Kings Island Fog Cutter, Imperial Palace, Jade East Buddha mug (and the others like it), both varieties of the Holiday Inn/Chinatown mugs shaped like men, and the various Geishas (Hawaiian Cottage, Royal Hawaiian, OMC generics, etc.) to name a few...

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