Akita Bicycle Shop  

The image on this noren comes from original wallpaper of Maruishi Bicycles, whose goods have been sold at this shop for many years. It captures the essence of riding a bicycle with a heart that's free and untroubled. The same design is found on the wallpaper inside the store. The shopkeeper's daily work begins each morning with the hanging of this noren. The brackets used to support their noren are made from soot-colored bamboo, which was commonly used over fireplaces in the days of thatched-roof houses.