Norens are doorway curtains used in homes, businesses and restaurants. The Japanese have been using them for hundreds of years to great effect. In homes Japanese norens are used to separate rooms and doorways while in businesses they are used with the intention of announcing the specialty of the shop. At restaurants Japanese norens serve to create a sense of privacy for the customers. Besides having a practical function, Japanese norens are also meant to add an air of beauty to any scene. All of our Japanese norens are beautifully stitched with exquisite Asian themed patterns. Simply place a rod through the upper part of the noren and hang from any doorway. One may walk right through the middle of the noren, where it splits into two. All Japanese noren doorway curtains feature a design on one side only.