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 enjoy the beauty of sakura, the cherry blossoms that one can admire in Japan at the end of March, beginning of April. It represents renewal and optimism as the flowers mark the end of the winter and the beginning of spring.