We collected vintage Japanese Maekake aprons when we were making our Maekake jeans.
We discontinued Maekake jeans now. However, we still have a few more Maekake aprons we want to hand to those who love them.
You can wear, display or make something out of them like we did jeans and bucket hats.
Most of these are coming from antique markets in Japan.
Please understand that they are in vintage condition, discolored, stained, with holes, and torn. These abrasions are part of the characters.
TOKYO Railway loading Ltd.
Kitsuko Soy sauce Ltd.:Approx.-WxL:17"x 24"+2" frayed fringe. The writings say "BEST SOY SAUCE, FUJI, Kitoufuji soy sauce, Saitama prefecture, YOSHIDA BREWING Co., Ltd."
Maekake is traditional Japanese apron that evolved from that worn by manual laborers, and today is popular with artists and craftspeople.
Maekake are made with thick, woven cotton canvas, which protects the wearer from physical injury and heat-related accidents, as well as keeps their clothes clean. The use of maekake as Japanese work aprons date back to the 16th century in Edo, Japan. Rice farmers, sake and soy sauce breweries, and miso paste makers, among other professionals, would wear maekake adorned with their shop logo as a means to advertise their business.