Maniwa Noren


The famed Katsuyama street of Maniwa city is home to beautifully colored traditional Japanese door flaps, called Noren.
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Every shop and many homes on and near the Katsuyama street boast their own personally designed Noren outside their front doors. The town is tastefully decorated in these bright, rustic colors and unique designs.
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Lately, the local Noren producers have gained more popularity around the country and around the world. Though the final products are not cheap (anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 yen) the quality and care placed within the pieces of art are of the highest level.
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If you visit Maniwa, make sure to drop by the Katsuyama district and soak in the sights of the Noren.
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