Japanese Maekake Traditional Apron Indigo Denim Cotton Longer Length YA82
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, "Katsuki" and may be a shellfish store. There is a large centered pocket on the front. The edges of it are a little frayed.
The back side (photos 5-6 ) is plain and has the back side of the pocket.
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. In good condition but has minimum dye transfer from the blue to the ivory.
Width is 18", length is 27" plus fringe. Ties extend 33" from the sides.