Niijima Moai - Though they are called "moai" these artifacts are more like outdoor sculptures, dotted along the coastline of Niijima. Oddly enough, Niijima Island is a part of Tokyo although it in no way resembles the crowded city - or any city for that matter. In fact, it is more of a tropical paradise and hangout for surfer dudes, with huge wages and surf. To make life more interesting, or some other reason, Niijima also has a smattering of moai or public art sculptures along the coast. Though they are called "moai" these artifacts are more sculptures, dotted along the coastlines of Niijima. Most of them are made of ryolite, a precious volcanic rock that is mined only on Niijima. These sculptures are actually called moyai by the locals which means ‘work together’ in their dialect.
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