Maeoka Residence

The family requested their first noren to have a noshime design. Noshime was a kind of formal dress for samurai during the Edo period. These days, it's the pattern used for boys' fine traditional wear, such as kimono worn during the Shichi-go-san Festival. Their second noren features Mrs. Maeoka's favorite flower, the iris, the petals of which were created by a gradual dyeing process. The greetings that are exchanged when the noren are hung in the morning are part of this town's important communication.