The green apron is a piece of the first generation uniform worn by Advanced Fresh Concepts Corporation sushi chef between 1990 and 2006. The green bib-style apron has two large pockets right next to each other, perhaps for sushi making tools. The apron has two strings on both sides that are to be tied at the back. It also has another string with a black plastic adjustable strap to be worn around the neck. The general shape of the apron is boxy with clean straight edges, and hits the knee area.
The first AFC chef uniform consisted of a Kimono syle coat, this full length green apron, and a chefs hat. Each component of the uniform includes the first generation AFC Corp. logo, which consists of an oval containing “AFC”, two pieces of nigiri sushi, and “Since 1986” written below the oval. The two pieces of nigiri sushi on the logo are individually wrapped with a piece of seaweed, probably a tamago nigiri (egg sushi).
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date made
ca 1980s
Physical Description
polyester (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
plastic (part material)
overall: 36 3/4 in x 19 1/8 in x 1/8 in; 93.345 cm x 48.5775 cm x .3175 cm
part: 22 7/8 in x 1 in; 58.1025 cm x 2.54 cm
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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