Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"
Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"
Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"
Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"
Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"
Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"
Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"
Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"
Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"
Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"

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Japanese apron "Yopparai Samurai"

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The traditional Japanese apron (jap. Maekake 前掛け) is deeply ingrained into Japanese culture, and has been since as far back as the Muromachi period (app. 600 years ago). They were historically worn by staff at small manufacturers and by merchants throughout the country. In Meiji era (app. 200 years ago) Maekake became the shape that we know now.

Maekake are made with thick, woven cotton canvas, usually dark and dyed with indigo - its purpose is to protect the wearer from physical injury and heat-related accidents, as well as keep their clothes clean.

Yopparai Samurai:

yopparai 酔っ払い: an adjective meaning ‘drunk’ in Japanese. Depending on the situation and context, it can also be used as a noun meaning ‘drunkard’.
samurai 侍: (or bushi) a noun meaning a warrior of premodern Japan. They later made up the ruling military class which eventually became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867).

Whereas other types of aprons tend to be loose-fitting, the canvas fabric of a maekake ensures that the material clings to the body, without restricting movement. It also stabilizes the pelvis and by doing that helps to prevent lower-back pain. This is especially important if you are on your feet for hours and do heavy and/or repetitive lifting.

In the 21st century, maekake has found a new audience among professionals and craftspeople who have put their own spin on this traditional garment. It’s not uncommon to see chefs, florists, greengrocers, waiters etc. wearing this apron. Use maekake indoors or outdoors as a protective garment when cooking, gardening, auto repairs and DIY projects. 😀

The apron should be worn as tightly as is comfortable, with the belts wrapped around your back then brought to the front. Make sure the straps are even then tie the belts securely in front with a basic shoelace knot. Give the apron a little tug to test the strength of the knot and to ensure that your maekake does not come undone when working.

 

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    Dimensions: 705x465mm
    Weight: 195g
    Material: cotton
    Use and care: Hand wash only, do not iron, do not tumble dry, do not bleach
    Color: Indigo blue

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