Saturday 9 February 2019


Thanks to the always brilliant Present /&/ Correct, we learn that the traditional curtains that hang in the threshold of Japanese restaurants and shops are called noren.
These bold dividers that also separate rooms as well as covering doorways and windows usually have vertical slits cut in them for easier passage. Hanging them in the morning and taking them down at the close of the business day and signal opening and closing hours and are often decorated with corporate logos—associated by extension with brand-recognition. More to explore at the link above.