This lovely street is at 勝山(katsuyama). Local artists and residents work together and decorate their house with 暖簾(noren), which means curtain in English. The curtains are custom designed and handmade by the artist, and each of them have special meaning to the shop owners. I din't have the time to take photo of each curtain, but if you are interested, please check this page for more photo.
The lanscape of the village is just way too beautiful compared to the cities congested with concrete cement building.