Noren is a traditional Japanese fabric, curtain-like, that usually hangs at the entrance of restaurants, shops, ryokan (Japanese inns) or onsen (hot springs) baths. In people’s home, noren are used as a divider between rooms or simply for decoration purpose. They can for example be put in front of open shelves to hide them. Noren have one vertical slit in the middle allowing an easier passage.
On this noren, you can see a representation of Mount Fuji and crane birds, symbol of good omen and longevity.