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It looks to me like a banana leaf, but I have not been able to confirm this. Side question: I've seen it said that he uses it as a "hat" - is this the official interpretation? I've always thought it was used as an umbrella.

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Looks like a Giant Butterbur to me (Petasites Japonicus:

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They are native to Japan and are a similar scale when adult, also bearing many aesthetic similarities.

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