Maekake Anything

Maekake are traditional style of Japanese apron and have been favored by workman since the 15th century.
Maekake's popularity was started in the 1950's.
The cloth used in Maekake is made by weaving cotton threads vertically and horizontally. The fabric is very rugged, and with care can last for decades.
During the dramatic expansion of Japan's post-war economy, Maekake production boomed, and aprons printed with a shop or company name spread among sake breweries, stores selling rice, miso, soy sauce and fertilizers, and food manufacturers across the country.
Even today, Maekake Aprons are widely worn as work clothing in Japanese-style pubs, cafes, hair salons and for daily housework.
The Maekake is worn by tying the sturdy cloth around the hips and allowing the front square to drape to the ankles. The classic indigo color reflects the Japanese sense of this color as tranquil and assuring.