Starbucks Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya Branch
A noren is a traditional divided curtain hung across the entrance of a shop or restaurant. During the Edo period, customers would wipe their hands on the curtain as they exited a restaurant, so a dirty noren was the sign of a popular business. While no one is expected to wipe their hands on the new Kyoto branch’s noren curtain, it’s certain to attract
appreciation with its traditional aesthetic.