Koi Noren Curtains
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Koi Noren Curtains by Ki Yan
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Red Carp by Hideki Kimura
Red Carp Mural

Koi Noren Curtain

Regular price$79.99 USD

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.


  • Japanese Noren Curtain
  • Made in Japan
  • Free gift-wrapping 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 Department 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.

Free Shipping

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Enjoy FREE express shipping on all orders over $99!
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders over $199 USD.
  • Japan: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders.

Shipping Times

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Orders usually arrive within 3-5 days after shipment.
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Delivery is usually within a week, depending on local customs.
  • Japan: Orders typically arrive within 24 hours after shipment.
  • All other countries: Orders usually arrive within 4-5 days after shipment, depending on local customs.


  • Shipments from Japan may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by customs and mail carriers. Customers are responsible for these costs.
  • Customs and import rules vary by country, for example the USA usually doesn’t charge any extra fees, but the EU sometimes does. See here for information on selected countries.
  • If an order is returned due to refusal to pay local taxes or customs duties, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.
  • Shipments in the US may be subject to sales tax where mandated by federal and local authorities. Sales tax will be calculated at checkout.
  • Shipments within Japan are subject to consumption tax, which is included in the price.

Shipping Locations

  • All our products come to you from Japan.
  • Especially for customers in the USA, we can now also ship some items from our location in California to ensure the fastest delivery!

Track Your Order

  • Once your order has shipped, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to track your shipment.
  • Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to track shipments. If an order is returned due to non-collection, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.

If you would like to return your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns within 30 days of receiving your order.

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

  • Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging.
  • Items must be returned to their original shipping location (this is usually in Tokyo).
  • Discounted items, or items purchased with store credit are not eligible for return or refund.
  • The original outward shipping cost (the full amount that we paid to the courier) will be deducted from the refund.
  • The customer is responsible for the return shipping cost.
  • For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on earrings, futon mattresses and duvets, mattress/duvet covers, or tatami mats.

How do I claim my free refund?

Please contact us and we will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.

Please return the item folded in its original packaging and send your return by mail, marking “Returned Items” on the customs form. If you send your return by courier (DHL, FedEx, etc), or do not write “Returned Items” on the customs form, import duties may be levied which must be paid by the sender or subtracted from any refund.

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 outward 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.

How long will my refund take?

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Michael Hart

I bought 2. One cheap the other from Japan Objects Store. The Japan Objects Store Noren is a world apart in terms of the quality of the fabric. I brush through it multiple times everyday and I’m so glad that it feels awesome. Great product.

mike krantz

Koi Noren Curtain

Fantastic Quality! So glad I found this store

Purchased this as a gift for my wife. She was so happy to receive it and the quality of the fabric is clearly something I would only expect to find directly from Japan. So happy to find this shop since we cannot travel to Japan right now due to covid.

Thank you so much for your quick shipping, amazing packing quality, and the fantastic noren curtain itself!

Janice Cunningham
Striking addition to my home!

Would be 5 star if the writing was done more gracefully or, better yet, in Japanese characters.

Thank you very much for your review Janice, I'm happy to hear you like the noren!

The caption is the handwriting of the artists, Hideki Kimura, and is part of the original artwork, which you can see in Osaka's Taiko-En garden.

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