A Moyai (also spelled Moai) is a type of human rock carving from Easter Island.
Moyai is also a statue located near Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan, which is the likely inspiration for why this is included in the emoji character set. This joins other local landmarks such as the Tokyo Tower and previously Shibuya 109.
Moai was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Moyai” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
🗿 Easter Island
🗿 Human Rock Carving
🗿 Moyai Statue