The search for hats

Everywhere I go I try to find hats, learn about hats and wonder about hats. I must say I am disappointed what I see in the greets of Kyoto . Very little hats are worn and the once there are seam quit simple do I dare to say conservative?Young people wearing again more kimonos I was told cause it's cool and they like doing their hair and put flowers and things into it . The dressing up by foreigners in kimonos brought out something in the locals and they wear them more now again also and off course do it " proberly ". 

There is some groovy fashion but not much .( I guess groovy means different things to us all) The Exhibitions I went too taught me about layering of silk kimono colours , horsehair hats, how to make and drink tea and the weaving of kimonos after dying them with Natrual dyes .  

Thank you Kyoto for another day  

 Worn for Emperors ceremonies made from horsehair  

Worn for Emperors ceremonies made from horsehair  

 Layering of kimono colours  

Layering of kimono colours  

 Worn at emperors ceremonies hat stitched with silk embroidery  

Worn at emperors ceremonies hat stitched with silk embroidery  

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 The iPhone matches the kimono

The iPhone matches the kimono

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Poor joy to see colour in a se of black and grey  

 Emperors hat lackerd . Who ever thought this up ? And why? 

Emperors hat lackerd . Who ever thought this up ? And why? 

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 A side Street near Sanjio

A side Street near Sanjio

 Beautiful flowers in hair which often include some material of kimonos  

Beautiful flowers in hair which often include some material of kimonos  

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One way to wear and obi

 Old hand done Shibori work  

Old hand done Shibori work  

 Tea ceremony  

Tea ceremony  

 A loved way of transport  

A loved way of transport  

 Handbags a very very important and loved accessory  

Handbags a very very important and loved accessory  

 And this is NOT made in Japan it's a Habig hat Made in Vienna ...... 

And this is NOT made in Japan it's a Habig hat Made in Vienna ......