What is a Noren? Noren are traditional Japanese curtains originally used in stores and restaurants. Now popular for the home, Noren are used in doorways, hallways and windows. Noren are joined a few inches at the top with a lengthwise slit in the middle for easy passage. The curtains have a seam at the top to insert a wooden or bamboo dowel (not included) for easy hanging.
Inspired by the wood block prints of The Great Wave at Kanagawa by the artist Hokusai, this Japanese curtain features one of the most popular traditional themes. The turbulent wave towers above while Mount Fuji sits in the distance. In the traditional "meisho-e" or scene of a famous place, Mount Fuji was always the focus of the composition. Hokusai inventively inverted this formula and positioned a small Mount Fuji within the midst of a thundering seascape. Foundering among the great waves are boats thought to be carrying fish from the southern islands of Edo, or modern Tokyo.
The curtain is made of 100% cotton with finished edges and measures 33 1/2" by 59". Made in Japan.