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Honmura Lounge & Archive
Exhibition of the "Naoshima Noren Project"

LB-241_25per.jpgHonmura Lounge & Archive
Photo: Ken'ichi Suzuki

The Honmura Lounge & Archive is holding a limited-time exhibition of the Naoshima Noren Project that started in 2001.

The Naoshima Noren Project is a project for hanging colorful doorway curtains (Noren) throughout the townscape of Naoshima. All of the Noren are created by dyer and weaver Yoko Kano.
In addition to introducing the activities of the project, this year's event will also sell products produced by Studio Hinoki, the gallery run by Ms. Kano in Maniwa, Okayama Prefecture.
Be sure to stop by while appreciating the Art House Project!

■Period:
September 28 (Sat) to November 4, 2019 (Mon, holiday)
*The business hours and closed days are following the Honmura Lounge & Archive

■Contents:
・Introduction to the Activities of the Naoshima Noren Project
・Sale of Noren, tapestries, luncheon mats, and other goods made by Studio Hinoki
*The products sold will vary depending on available inventories.

What is Noren?

Noren are cloth curtains hung between rooms, on a wall, at an entrance, or on a window. They can be used to provide shade or privacy. Noren curtains normally have one or more vertical slits from the bottom to the top of the cloth. It makes it easy to pass through and see. The noren is rectangular and can come in a variety of sizes, colors, patterns, and materials. It is a traditional Japanese decoration for both indoors and outdoors.

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