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.
This noren has beautiful Momiji, maple leaves, on it. Kôyô, the period in autumn when leaves change colors, is one of the most renown and liked in Japanese. It is the perfect time to relax and contemplate the beauty of nature.