Monday, 7 June 2010


What is Noren?

The Noren is a rectangle of fabric made:
Vertically, this gives a single opening cut from bottom to top.


Horizontally, this generally gives more vertical openings cut from bottom to top.

The openings allow an easier transition for customers and provide a better visual of what is inside the shop.

Patterns and color Noren

Noren are made in many sizes, colors, materials and patterns.
It can be done with a mixture of cotton and hemp, linen, wool blend and cotton, cotton, synthetic fibers, poplin, and other mixing properties of tissue.

The noren originally were cobalt blue with the seal inscribed in white.

Now, Noren have many colors to better represent the company that bears or to satisfy the decorating that you want to create at home.

The basic dimensions of Noren are:

Standard width is about 34 cm and its length is about 1.24 m per piece Noren

Noren's name varies depending on the length of the fabric.
Ex: Noren a sushi bar, is called "half Noren"

Because in general, the length of Noren is 57cm and a width of five feet.

The Noren below a fabric of 38 cm is named "Noren draped.

The reverse rather long, with a Noren over 1.24 m is called "Noren length.

The number of cloth pieces from Noren normally correspond to favorable sales in Japan so they will number three pieces of tissue, five pieces of tissue, seven pieces of tissue.

The pieces of fabric over a large 1.80 m to 2.70 m hanging from the eaves, and supported is called "Noren awnings".
The Noren is filled with air and gives a sound when the wind is called "Noren barrel"

The origin of Noren
At first it was called Nanren and over the centuries was called nonren, Nauren and nohren before reaching its contemporary form Noren.

History Noren

The Noren has a long relationship with the Japanese people.

At the Jomon era...
It was this period that the acquired Noren are useful as windbreaks

In the Heian era...
They begin to be used in everyday ordinary people with the aim to separate the space into a large room to create a room on one side and another space for other uses on the other. He also served at the entrance of the house for protection against wind and rain.

In the Muromachi era...
Most common tools of the trade in people (as displayed) the use of a curtain at the entrance to stores, he began to be used for advertising.

A variety of applications it found commercial advertising or partition and tapestries, decorative, it has an infinite value.

Use of Noren

A wide variety of use for the Noren, a Japanese fabric divider room, curtain, curtain door or window curtain.

Although initially intended to protect those inside against both external elements and prying eyes of passersby, the rapid development of technical textile dyeing

The Noren are traditionally used by shops and restaurants as a means of protection against sun, wind and dust, and as an advertising space.

Sento (public bath) also have Noren also crossing their entrances, typically blue for men and red for women with the kanji 汤 (yu, lit. Hot water) or the corresponding hiragana ゆ.

The Izakaya also use it much.

They are also hung in the main entrance of the shop to mean that the property is open to the public, and they are always removed at the end of the business day.

During the Muromachi period people used the Noren to display their family name or advertise their products. It is also good for measuring business reputation.

Using Noren is well known and beloved tradition in Japanese companies.

Noren is the unique culture of Japan, the same lifestyle, power and functionality as an interior space that can never be neglected is very grateful and they offer superb production of the season.

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