Japanese Maekake Traditional Apron Indigo Denim Cotton Longer Length YA66
This is an original shopkeeper's apron from Japan and sewn prior to 1975, the year it was sent to my friend in NY.
Photos 1-4 are from one side that says, " Delicious Miren" Asukayama (an area of Japan with a hilltop fortress) , with phone numbers for the factory, sales office and headquarters written below. The back side (photos 5-10) says "good sake" and Shizuoka, Saito, Giichi.
These are wonderful, sturdy, washable cotton aprons that identify the shop where once worn. The characters are resist dyed, not just printed on the background. Each sides has a different image. In good condition but has minimum dye transfer from the blue to the ivory. On the back side the characters have some stains. The closeups accentuate the actual look of the apron but the overall appearance is good.
Width is 18", length is 26". Ties extend 32.5" from the sides.