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Great Wave Graphic Noren Japanese Door Curtain

Great Wave Graphic Noren Japanese Door Curtain


Regular price $68.00 USD
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The Japanese style door curtain (noren; 暖簾) originated as a way for Japanese shopkeepers and homeowners to protect their space from dirt and weather while still allowing fresh air and light into the premises. Noren curtains are often used in outdoor doorways where they double as a form of signage for businesses. They are also hung indoors to divide spaces while providing some degree of privacy. Visit our blog to learn more about the history of the Japanese noren curtain.

This traditional Japanese noren features the famous artwork The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏), a Japanese woodblock print created by Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849 AD) in 1831.

'The Great Wave' as it is commonly known as, is one of the most famous pieces to come from Japan's ukiyo-e (浮世絵; floating world) era, which produced much of the most recognizable Japanese art. This style is known for depicting everyday life of Japanese citizens and later the the more hedonistic sects of society, such as red light districts and kabuki theaters, through a blend of realistic and surrealistic styles. Hokusai was considered to be a master of this art form, with The Great Wave being one of the most popular and reproduced pieces of art in the world.

As is custom, the Great Wave Graphic Noren Japanese Door Curtain is designed with a center split in the fabric to allow for easy passage through doorways.


  • Features a convenient center split design.
  • Size: 32" W x 59" L.
  • Fabric: polyester/ rayon blend.
  • Made in Japan.
  • Tension rod sold separately.
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