This traditional waist apron is called “Maekake” in Japanese. It is made of thick cotton, dyed with indigo to make it long-lasting and has thick long belt. These kind of aprons are still commonly used when working in restaurant or in stores. Traditionally they have often been used by craftsmen. Usually the the emblem and the information on them refers to the establishment. Recently, these sturdy aprons are often used to make them into something else like bags.
This apron has a beautiful fade. Also it uses the kana ヲ which is almost extinct in Japanese language..