Hanayome Noren Museum

Hanayome Noren Museum

Hanayome Noren Museum (Bridal Curtain Museum)

The Hanayome Noren is a bridal custom started in Noto, Kaga, and Ecchu provinces of the Kaga Domain (Kaga han) going back to the end of the Edo and Meiji periods (19th century). On the occasion of marriage, the curtain is hung at the entrance of the Buddhist alter room in the broom’s house and the bride goes through it.

Once the wedding ceremony is finished, there is usually no opportunity to use the curtain again. For this reason, female managers of shops and restaurants on Ipponsugi-dori (street) started to hold the “Hanayome Noren Exhibition” during the Golden Week (early-May holiday season in Japan) since 2004. The curtains are displayed in shops and houses on the shopping street during the week and attracting large numbers of people.

“Hanayome Noren Museum” was built to enable visitors to look at the curtains all year round. The Museum was opened in the spring of 2016 and curtains from Meiji to Heisei period (late 19th century) are displayed in the permanent exhibition room.

In addition, there are a planned exhibition room that displays the local wedding culture, an experience zone where visitors can dress up in wedding costumes and go through the bridal curtain, a museum shop that sells original goods, and a community space where local sightseeing information is provided.

News

  • 22/3/2016Hanayome Noren Museum opens on Monday, 9th April.

Floor Guide

Temporary ExhibitionTemporary Exhibition
Approximately ten bridal curtains from Meiji to Heisei period (19th century-present) are displayed. You can observe the transition of the curtains and distinctive features of each period.
Buddhist alter room & Japanese roomBuddhist alter room & Japanese room
These rooms represent Buddhist alter rooms of this area using locally made Buddhist Alter (Nanao Buddhist Alter) and fittings (such as sliding doors and shoji screens) (Tatsuruhama tategu). The bridal curtain is hung in the Buddhist alter room and visitors can participate in the Bridal Curtain Experience in this zone.

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Noren Gallery

People’s preferences in colours and patterns of the bridal curtain have changed over time. Some of the curtains are made of hemp or cotton, while most others are made of silk using the traditional hand-painting technique called Kaga-Yuzen. In the Museum, you can look at the bridal curtains from Meiji to Heisei period (late 19th century-present) at all times. In all ages, parents’ warmhearted feelings to their marrying daughter are expressed in the bridal curtain. Please enjoy the beauty of traditional Japanese culture which has been handed down in this area.

title:Ume・Oshidori(Plum&Mandarin duck)

title:Tsuru Kame(Crane&Turtle)

title:Kujyaku・Ume・botan (Peacock,Plum&Peony)

title:Houou no kakuremino Takara dukushibun

title:Takarabako(Treasure box)

title:Takarabune(Treasure ship)

The Bridal Curtain Experience

Why don’t you try dressing up in Shiromuku (white bridal kimono) or Uchikake (gorgeously patterned bridal kimono) and go through the bridal curtain? A couple can enjoy it together as there is a traditional men’s costume consisting of a crested kimono and a hakama (a pleated and divided Japanese skirt for men) prepared for male visitors too! Please enjoy it for the memory of your trip.

Price: 3,000 yen per person
Required time: 30 minutes
Available hours: 10:00-16:00 *Final check in time 15:30
Reservation by: e-mail/reservation form

*Please bring your own camera.
*Please do your own make-up.

The Bridal Curtain Experience

*Please make your reservation by either e-mail or reservation form.

E-mail: info@hanayomenorenkan.jp

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Shop

Original goods that are sold only in the Museum and various gift items are found in the museum shop.

Facility Information

Opening hours & closed days

Opening hours
9:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30)

Closed days
New Year’s holiday (29 Dec.-3 Jan.)
Every 4th Tuesday and periods of display replacement

Entrance fee

High school student and adult 550 yen
Elementary & junior high school student 250 yen
Child free
Group (20 people or more) 450 yen

Access

●By train
By the limited express “Noto Kagaribi”, it takes approximately an hour from Kanazawa station to Nanao station. From Nanao station, it is eight minutes’ walk to the Museum.

●By car
It takes approximately 30 minutes from Uwadana-Yada IC of Noto Satoyama Kaido or approximately 10 minutes from Nanao IC of Noetsu Expressway .

Hanayome Noren Museum (Bridal Curtain Museum)
Tsu-bu 49, Madashimachi, Nanao City, Ishikawa, 926-0818, Japan
Tel: +81-767-53-8743
Fax: +81-767-53-8744
URL: www.hanayomenorenkan.jp
E-mail: info@hanayomenorenkan.jp

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