Mount Fuji Japanese Maekake Apron

Used for over 200 years by Japanese merchants, workmen and shopkeepers, maekake have long been an important object in both Japanese fashion and social history. These days it has become more and more difficult to find this authentic style of Japanese apron.

Anything Co Maekake Factory

To save the maekake apron, ANYTHING Co. was founded in 2004 to weave maekake aprons in the traditional way in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, using looms that are more than 100 years old. Rather than look towards quick and easy mass production methods, the team at ANYTHING returned to basics. Their richly textured, indigo fabric in their maekake has been developed thanks to the knowledge of a few remaining traditional maekake craftsmen in Toyohashi.

Traditional Maekake Craftsmanship

Unlike mass-produced maekake, ANYTHING’s maekake are created from completely original fabrics that are carefully woven by craftsmen to allow both flexibility and durability with a canvas that softens to fit the user over time.

Anything Co Team

Each of ANYTHING’s maekake are created carefully by hand, one apron at a time. Maekake are not just an important part of Japan’s history, but preserving the craftsmanship involved is essential for the future of Japanese heritage.