Okay, so they’re not really “hats,” but I didn’t know what to call them. I’m talking about when an anime character wears a leaf on their head.
Aww! Hamtaro is so cute! But, wait. Haven’t we seen this somewhere before?
Maybe it’s a trend to wear a leaf on one’s head… Right, Naruto?
So, what’s this all about?
Remember our friend and neighbour, Totoro? Well, he’s got relatives.
These are tanuki. Maybe they can explain what the leaves are all about.
The resemblance is certainly there.
Leaves can imply magical transformation abilities.