March 22, 2014

A noren for Asian City Restaurant

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We manufactured a noren curtain for Asian City Chinese & Japanese Restaurant in Humble, TX, USA, and the customer very kindly sent us a photo to show it to the visitors of our website. The restaurant hangs the noren at a door between the kitchen and the counter.  The noren works for hiding the background, but it is still easy to pass through the split in the center.
If you have a chance, please visit the restaurant to see the noren!

At the restaurant

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New Noren with refreshing designs

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We have added two new noren (100% ramie made) with refreshing designs.
One is swallows flying over blue sky, and the other is checkerboard pattern with Maccha green tea color.

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March 19, 2014

Ramie Lacquer Dyed noren added

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We have added three new lineup noren. They are lacquer dyed on ramie material. As you can see below, all of the designs are dynamic and unique. These come from a hemp and ramie fabric maker named Uno Co. Ltd. in Kyoto. The designs are created by a designer of the company.
These ones may not be so prevalent overseas and we hope these designs will be nice international gifts.

Five Fingers Dragon 

Eight Flying Cranes

A Jumping Sea Bream (a Koi fish)

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March 17, 2014

Rural Style Ramie Noren Curtains added

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We have added three unique noren curtains.  They are made of 100% ramie and are dyed with persimmon tannin.
A family named Yasui-san are manufacturing these noren. The family live in the mountain area up north of Kyoto city and love to live with the nature. Their motto is to manufacture all products by using local materials. The only use persimmons that grow in the area for dyeing and only use water of nearby river for washing away dyes. The noren designs are all "rural taste" - the designs recall the image of old farmers' houses. These designs may not be so vivid but they are calm and gentle imaging static nature.
I visited Yasui-san on site and picked up three designs for our web shop.  We recommend these noren for their uniqueness and high quality.

Crane Flying and the Sun

Dragon Fly

Mount Fuji

Farmer's style house of Yasui Family

A river running in the area (Takanogawa river)

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March 16, 2014

New acrylic painted hemp noren curtains added

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We have added three hand-painted noren curtains. They are drawn with acrylic paints by a woman living in Okayama Prefecture and the noren material is 100% hemp. Since they are hand-painted, no two are exactly the same.

Hand-Painted Hemp Noren Curtains

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March 9, 2014

New Kinchaku pouches added

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We have refilled stock of Kinchaku pouches. These Kinchaku pouches are patchworks of vintage Kimono wears. Since handmade, we have only one stock for each item. The dimensions are approximately 16cm x 17.5cm (6 1/3" x 7").

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March 3, 2014

3rd Year Anniversary

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Many thanks to customers and visitors for supporting  Today is our 3rd year anniversary since we first opened this web store on March 3rd, 2011, and we are entering into our 4th year operation.
We continue to provide good items at good prices to customers overseas and to foreign customers who have temporary residences in Japan. This year, we will have more products line up that add Japanese oriental tastes for home and kitchen.

Yours Sincerely,
Ken Yoshimura, the shop owner