Pop up hat shop alert.

Pop up hat shop _laboratory_(Tomoko Tahara hat laboratory) will be at the birds and the beets in early December.

Will line up new ones and items not on the webstore, some good price ones as well.

Stay tuned.Will announce very soon.


Thank you so much Vancouver Chinatown

Just finished our show yesterday - Celebration of four different kinds of artists - 4 in a room.

Thank you so much for all folks visited us, and all artists who joined this show.

My first directed show was succeed - my display plan went very well with everyone's taste.

Mix and match, sort of improvisations, unexpectations .. I was very inspired working with everyone.

Overall, some of us have later shows - Hanna Benihoud and Theresa waltzer will be in  Culture crawl this weekend, I, Tomoko Tahara (_laboratory_) will do pop up show at Birds and Beets in December.

Well See you around everyone! 

Here's some of Photos from my Instagram photos, and some of them are taken by Annie Hsu.

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Photo : Annie Hsu

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This is us. (vancouver BC),Tomoko Tahara(Tokyo Japan), Nina Shu Yao (taipei, Taiwan),  Hanna Benihoud (London UK)              Photo: Annie Hsu

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Celebration of 4 different artists - 4 in a room is tomorrow

Our show 4 in a room 's opening is tomorrow, I am so excited as one of the artists, as a host and directer.

I am planning this show to be as an exhibition - not just like selling art and crafts. 

We will make you enjoy being in the space - see you tomorrow.

At playground Chinatown : 434 Columbia Vancouver BC

Nov 11 - 13, 12-5. Opening night : 7:30-9(ish)


Hanna Benihoud : 3 D art.


Nina Chen : Indigo textiles


Theresa Waltzer - Silver Jewelry 

Flyer design : Hanna Benihoud

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.