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Noren 暖簾

This Noren is of a noodle restaurant.

This Noren is of a noodle restaurant.

At the entrance of many restaurants there is a small curtain which is divided into several parts and have usually written in Japanese the kind of food they cook.

This shop sells Yakimochi, roasted mochi.

This shop sells Yakimochi, roasted mochi.

These curtains are known as Noren 暖簾 and most surprising is that formerly used to clean hands when leaving the restaurant, and therefore a dirty Noren was a sign that this restaurant offered very good food.

Nice dragonfly Noren used as decoration at home.

Nice dragonfly Noren used as decoration at home.

Today, it is mainly used as a decorative item as curtain, not only in restaurants, but in all kinds of shops and even in private homes.


  
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