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The Art of 'Noren' (curtains) adorning 'Izakaya' restaurants in Japan

The Art of 'Noren' (curtains) adorning 'Izakaya' restaurants in Japan

We have collected a gallery of interesting and beautiful examples of 'noren' that grace the entrances to traditional Izakaya establishments in Japan. If you've forgotten, an izakaya (居酒屋) is a type of informal Japanese drinking establishment that serves food to accompany the drinks. They are casual places for after-work drinking and light fare.

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