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Koi Noren Curtain

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Why We Love It

This artistic noren curtain features an exuberant red carp artwork by esteemed contemporary visual artist Hideki Kimura. The koi carp is a symbol of luck, prosperity, and good fortune in Japanese culture. This series of original hand-painted murals by Kimura can be seen in Osaka’s historic Japanese garden Taiko-En.

How To Use Your Noren

Unlike typical noren curtain which are traditionally made from cotton or linen, this thoughtful noren design is made from 100% polyester to prevent wrinkles and minimize the appearance of dirt, dust, and other forms of discoloration. Furthermore, this noren fabric allows for greater privacy and is designed to last when used either outdoors or indoors.

Noren may be used indoors to create a partition between kitchen and dining areas, bathroom and corridor, or between living and work spaces. Why not use a noren to enhance your shops or restaurants, as is customary in Japan? Noren can even be used as decorative wall hangings as they require little tools for installation.

Details

  • Japanese Noren Curtain
  • Made in Japan
  • Beautifully gift-wrapped in Japanese washi paper
  • Polyester
  • Curtain only, does not include curtain rail or installation equipment.
  • Product Code: 38483RD
  • For best results hand wash, or machine-wash in a laundry net. Do not mix with other colors and do not tumble-dry.
  • Size: Length 56” x Width 33” (145cm x 83cm)

“Straight, Simple, Easy & Free.”

This is the motto of celebrated contemporary artist Hideki Kimura, whose stunning creations have led him to be dubbed the “rock star” painter from Kyoto.

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1942, Kimura is a graduate of the Kyoto City University of Arts Deparmemt of Design. Kimura is also a pivotal figure in Japan’s age of rock, having organized several legendary events such as Too Much, Japan’s first rock music festival.

After retiring from teaching and celebrating his 60th birthday, Kimura turned to painting murals and to date has created more than 180 works in Japan and abroad.

Under his brand, Ki Yan Studio, Hideki Kimura continues to produce stunning visual works of art. His dynamic art style is fresh and evocative, and it is a fascinating combination of his background in Japan’s early rock music scene and reverence for Japanese culture.

Many of Kyoto’s temples and sidewalk and businesses have become Kimura’s canvas and are instantly recognizable as they feature symbols unique to East Asian art such as carp fish, lotus flowers, elepants, and peacocks all done in his signature style. One such place of interest is Shoren-in Temple, where the sliding doors in the dining hall are beautifully decorated with lotus flowers.

Ki Yan Studio is located in the Gion district of Kyoto and the selection of personal goods such as clothing, tableware, textiles, and stationery all feature artwork designed by Kimura or inspired by his murals.

We ship to every country in the world direct from Tokyo, Japan.

We offer two shipping options: Express and Standard. Both options include tracking.

The fastest option is Express, which is sent by EMS (Express Mail Shipping) through Japan Post. This is a fast and reliable service to most countries and regions of the world within 3-7 working days.

The cheaper option is Standard. Your package will be sent by Registered Airmail through Japan Post. It usually takes between 7-14 working days for your package to arrive.

Shipping costs are based on weight and shipping option. You will be able to see the estimated cost in your cart. The final shipping cost will be displayed at checkout.

Within Japan

If you're in Japan you will receive your shipment within 1-2 days on the island of Honshu (the main island, including Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto), or 2-3 days for the rest of Japan. It may take an additional day if you order on a weekend or if you are located in Okinawa or the outlying islands.

If you're staying in a hotel in Japan, please include the reservation name and room number, otherwise your hotel may refuse to accept your package.

Free Shipping

The cheapest option is FREE! All orders over US$99 or equivalent (not including shipping fees) are eligible for free shipping. If you select Free Shipping at checkout, your order will be sent as a Standard shipment by Airmail.

Heavier shipments may be sent as more than one package.

Direct from Designer

Shipments will be sent the same day or following business day after receiving your order, unless the item you have ordered is marked Direct from Designer.

Items marked Direct from Designer must first be sent to us from the designer's studio, which will take an additional 1-4 working days before your order is sent. All Direct from Designer items are eligible for free shipping!

Taxes & Customs

All our products are sent to you direct from Tokyo, Japan, so that you are able to enjoy authentic kimono and accessories that are not available anywhere else!

Shipments from Japan may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by the customs authorities and mail carrier of your country and region. Such costs are the responsibility of the customer.

Customs and import rules vary by country and region, so unfortunately we’re not able to estimate these in advance. The best way to be sure if any such charges will be applied is to check with your local customs authority.

Tracking your Shipment

As soon as your order has shipped we will send you a confirmation email with a link to your order status. You will be able to track your shipment from there.

If you would like to return or exchange your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns or exchanges within 30 days of receiving your order. You can return your product for a different product, or a refund to the original payment method.

*Please note the following exceptions to our return and exchange policy:

Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging

Discounted items are not eligible for free returns

Shipping costs are not refundable

Items marked Direct from Designer, for which the refund period is 7 days instead of 30.

How do I claim my free refund?

Please contact us within 30 days of receipt (or 7 days in the case of Direct from Designer items).

We will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.

Please return the item folded in its original plastic bag (don’t worry about the paper wrapping) and send to the address that we provide, noting on the customs form ‘Returned Item’. Please note that you must bear the shipping costs.

Once we receive the returned item and have confirmed its condition as unused and undamaged, we will issue a refund not including shipping costs or duties.

Do I have to pay shipping costs?

We offer a full refund of the product, not including the original shipping costs. You must bear the cost of return shipping.

If you received the original order damaged, then we will also cover both the initial and the return shipping costs.

Can I exchange for a different product?

Yes! To exchange an unused and undamaged item, you can process the return as described above and reorder the new item through the website.

Alternatively, when you notify us about a return, let us know which product you would like as a replacement, and we will hold it in stock for you until we receive the original return. Please note, there may be additional shipping costs.

What if my item is damaged?

Very occasionally items may be damaged in transport. In the unlikely event that you item arrives in a damaged condition:

We ask that you contact us within 48 hours of receipt. This enables us to make a claim with the shipping company.

Please keep hold of the damaged item and provide some photos of the damage.

We will issue you with a full refund or replacement, including shipping costs.

Who decides if I receive a refund or a replacement?

You do!

If you are entitled to a refund or replacement as described above, it is your choice which you receive.

If we no longer have the same item in stock, we will suggest one or more similar items. If you do not want the similar item, we will provide a refund instead.

How long will my refund take?

We will process the refund within 2 days of receiving the returned item.

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