A customer asked us, 'What is this?'
It is NOREN - a store curtain. It is not a religious thing but a traditional item of the shops in Japan. The entrance is usually hung with Noren and it means the opening hour in Japan. It is the symbol of the border inside and outside, shading sunlight and wind, and interrupting the view from outside.
We had not have the store curtain since we have moved the present place and we decided to make an original Sri Lankan taste curtain. When we went to the shop and looking at many varieties of cloths, the shop clerk asked us what we were going to make. Curtain? Bingo! They are good guessers.
Hillman Beer - Asheville, NC
15 hours ago