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Monday October 20th 2014

Straw Hats, Japan

Hats in Japan come in all shapes and sizes.
During summer festival times, straw hats are particularly visible! What a wonderful hat this one is. I wonder how difficult it is to keep on? It looks like a bit of a balancing act – perhaps no slouching in this hat.

At the Takayama Spring Festival
At the Takayama Spring Festival

This hat is a bit like a black lampshade but I think it is very chic!

Jidai Matsuri
Jidai Matsuri

This is the hat I want – it is like a straw mat folded over.

Festival Hat
Festival Hat
The idea of placing the fan behind the back so it sits neatly in the obi is typically Japanese and so convenient.

Great shooting despite poor light and rain.

These Japanese hats are classic traditional ones. Thank you to some excellent photography.
(For more of their gorgeous work from Japan click on the photos).

So given this rich background of culture in hats, what is trendy in headgear at the moment in Japan?

Sunshade
How about a sunshade?
We can see you!!!

These hats are quite popular this summer in Tokyo, but they seem a little scary to me!
What is under that visor? I much prefer the traditional straw styles! They have more character than these plastic shades from Ito Yokado.

Variety of choices
Variety of choices

There is choice in amongst this lot, but I still prefer the straw selections above!

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