The Hirata No Boshi art exhibit pays tribute to the first internationally known Japanese milliner Hirata Akio’s 70 years of work. A sea of white hats, this art installation is truly a humbling homage to a true fashion artist.
Created by Japanese design studio Nendo, the Hirata No Boshi art installation boasts about 4,000 mass-produced, non-woven fabric hats that have been strung from the ceiling in an undulating formation. Like a scatter of clouds, it beautifully diffuses light throughout the space, transforming the entire room. The visitor simply wanders beneath them or through them to physically experience the creative freedom that underlines all of Hirata’s legendary work. A spiraling garden, the Hirata No Boshi installation is a must-see.