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The geiko, swathed in fine cloth, passes beneath coarse fabric panels.  She is about to disappear behind the noren curtain into Ichiriki, Kyoto’s most famous teahouse (though it has little to do with tea). 194 more words


Danish actor pulls out of the Bridge

One of the most popular partnerships in Scandinavian TV history has come to a premature end. The Danish-Swedish co-production The Bridge has just been re-comissioned for its third season.

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A piece of Japan in a familiar space.

What: Noren is a Japanese room divider made from cloth