Our show

I was thinking to make a show in Vancouver with some artists for a few years.

I wasn't sure when I make the show for a while, and decided to make it happen in this November.

Luckily I met three other different talented artists in town.

Theresa waltzer is a Jewellery designer from Vancouver, Canada, Hanna Benihoud is an architect back grounded 3D artist from London, England

and Nina Chen is an Indigo textile designer from Taipei, Taiwan, plus I am the directer - Tomoko Tahara, a hat designer / artist from Tokyo, Japan.

We are going to fill up a room with our works - That is our exhibition. This show isn't only an art show, altho not only a craft show.   

4 in a room - 4 artists make a room.

11-13 Nov 2017 at Playground Chinatown. (434 Columbia)

Short listed

"New romantic" , this hat have been short listed in a millinary contest in Bridport hat festival in U.K.Final jury is on 2 Sep, during the festival.Cross fingers..

Took finishing this hat for three month, make my imagination into a real hat.

It is inspired by my childhood memories, I was fascinated by 80's music videos when I was a little.

Even so I didn't understand English, I sticked in front of TV and was so into watching those music and crazy costumes, weird cinematography.

This hat's mood is elegant but pop. sort of antique and modern era mix.


Made my dream come true

Since I am a reggae music fan for half of my life, Lee Scratch Perry is one of my favourite artist and I wanted to make his hat one day.

Then, finally  I made a hat inspired by him, his music, imagination of Jamaica and sent it to mr. Lee.

Shortly after I send the hat,he gave me email and said he posted his photo about the hat on his social medias -

I was so excited to see them.

Got his powerful message and got positive, happy energy - Thank you so much for the feature. It was wonderful experience.

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Reminding 2011 - I was trying to find a direction of my hat making.

In the same year, my friend introduced me this contest. When I saw the detail of the contest, I was crazily excited like doubting my eyes. Because one of the judger was Stephen Jones. 

I am always inspired by his creations since I saw his show in Japan, in 2006. 

I submitted the contest and I didn't win, however I felt really honor, humble to be shortlisted by him and Vogue editor Dolly Jones. You can still see exact detail on www.vogue.uk

This news made me decide to direct where my hat creation should arrow to. 

Forager's hat

This is my favourite everyday hat.In town, hike, snow day, travelling..You can take it with you everywhere.They are kind of grandpa's hat look, classic, got good vintage taste.

Available on Tomoko Tahara



Snow in town

Vancouver has been snow for few days lately. Normally here is rain during the winter, it is very rare to get this much snow in town.Looking at snow is just beautiful even so people doesn't get used to this weather and it makes confuse everything in town.


Snow ball hat.Available at hat shop _laboratory_