Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru
Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru
Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru
Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru
Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru

Vintage 1960s Mid Century Ceramic Safflower Vase Tiki Mug From Benihana Peru

Regular price
$40.00
Sale price
$40.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 

This is a Benihana Logo Vase (sometimes called a mug) in the shape of a safflower. These flower vases are used as table decorations in Benihana restaurants. Height: 8 inches. Right after the Second World War, Benihana founder Rocky Aoki’s father, Yunosuke Aoki, a samurai descendant and a popular Japanese entertainer, together with his wife Katsu, opened a small coffee shop in Tokyo, and a red safflower found growing in the neighborhood streets gave the Aoki’s the inspiration for the restaurant’s name: Benihana, which in Japanese means “red flower.” Today, that red safflower is used as the Benihana restaurant chain’s corporate logo, seen left, and that logo has been forever immortalized as flower vases that are used as table decorations in the restaurants. Oddly enough, these are made in Peru, of all places, and, because they have the word Benihana on them, we see them mistakenly listed on eBay as Benihana Tiki Mugs all the time, so we just want to go on the record here to state: NO, it is NOT a mug, it’s a VASE!! The funny thing is that while the real mugs are often mistakenly called a vase, this one, which is a real vase, is often mistakenly called a mug! Go figure! SHIPPING IS FREE PLEASE EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE PURCHASING. RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED • ALL SALES ARE FINAL SHIPPING is included in the price. • Please provide your address and contact phone # at check out. • Tracking # will be provided once your item is shipped. We offer delivery within the state of Florida for a fee (cost varies upon location). Visit us in the shop to view or purchase any of these items featured in our Etsy shop. Glad you found us on Etsy! Rocket City Retro offers everything Mid Century Modern for the home. We are an ever changing, highly curated assortment of American and Danish Modern furnishings and home goods. Rocket City Retro specializes in period correct restorations of Teak and Walnut furniture from the 1950s and 60s. Style starts with us. ✨🚀 Rocket City Retro is on Facebook and Instagram https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=379204915444420 instagram.com/rocketcityretro/