Written on January 19, 2013
A noren is a kind of curtain or doorway cover. Noren can be long, as this one is, or very short, as some of you may have seen. Noren don’t always cover doorways, often they are used to demarcate space and address a psychological transition between spaces, interior or exterior.
Noren can also be shop signs, as this one is. Noren are hung outside businesses when the business is open, and they often have the name of the business written on it or they show some kind of image that is associated with the business.