Today, I would like to talk about Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa and his hats, a great man who made a huge impact on the modernization of Japan.



Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa was a businessman and economist who led the modernization of Japan. When hearing his name, most people think of railroads, banks and industrial development. However, he is less known for his love to hats which he wore as an important accessory all his life.





A hat is more than just an item that covers the head; it is an important element that embodies a person's style and personality. Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa used hats to express his style and sometimes to manifest his social status and position. His diaries and photographs record him wearing various types of hats.


Each hat has a different meaning depending on its shape, material, and design. For example, the top hat is known as a symbol of prestige and formal wear, while the bowler hat creates a classic and unique style. The sophisticated design of the bowler hat, which is said to have been a favorite of Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa, creates a touch of intelligence and style.


Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa sometimes reflected the fashion and cultural shifts of his time by means of his hats. The hats he wore provide valuable clues to glimpse the fashion and social background of that time. Therefore, looking at his hats is like having a peep at a piece of history.





A hat is more than just an accessory; it is an important symbol of the wearer's personality and status. Therefore, choosing a hat is a very important act as part of expressing one's personality and mood.

Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa probably understood the importance of hats in this respect, and wore carefully selected hats that suited his personal style.


At ATRENA, our hat specialty store, we offer a wide variety of hats of different types. We are sure you will be able to choose the one that best suits your personality and style. Why not to enjoy expressing yourself through hats like Mr. Shibusawa? Find your own special hat and add colors to your daily life!







Braid Bowler Hat

Grosgrain Trim Bowler Hat




When choosing a hat, it is necessary to pay a close attention to its color, shape and fabric it is made of. At ATRENA we provide you with all information to help you find your perfect hat!