The collection policy of the Hairpin Museum reflects the general philosophy of the Museum and its founder. The importance of our collections does not depend on their monetary value but instead we focus on hairpins that were used by ordinary women as part of their everyday lives. Many of the objects in our collections have almost been destroyed by storage in a bad environment or by inappropriate treatment in the past. The Museum's collections therefore contain very few valuable and exotic objects, although as our collections grow we hope to obtain some objects that would have been worn by high-class women so that our collections cover the full range of hairpin history. We hope to save for the future hairpins and other hair ornaments which people think are not important. Through reaseach and analysis we can try to find the story behind these ordinary objects that women used and cherished every day. The Hairpin Museum welcomes donations from the general public and other collectors of hairpin memorabilia.