ETCHU FUKUOKA no Sugegasa (Sedge Hats)


Sedge hat weaving started in the 1400s and spread throughout the entire country during the Edo era (1600-1868) when its production was promoted in the Kaga domain. Techniques using high-quality sedge enabled the production of hats that could be used by farmers for protection from the sun and rain, as well as for traditional events, festivals, and other occasions throughout Japan.