Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Will Miss #320 - noren

Quite some time ago, the doors (literally) fell off of my closet so I strung some sumo noren over the doorway. This picture actually makes it look much more sheer than it really is. Without the camera flash, you can't see the clothes behind it much as all, nor do you notice the dust along the top. :-p

Noren are a traditional fabric "curtain" that is used to divide rooms or at the entrances of various shops. There are a plethora of designs, sizes, shapes and colors ranging from relatively simple to ornate. They are often split down the center or in three segments. Noren are cheap and attractive elements for home decor and an elegant and uniquely fashionable Japanese way to promote a business.

I'll miss seeing them at various places of business, and being able to buy them in many different styles for a low price.