The founder, Kokichi Mikimoto devoted his life to pearls and was called the Pearl King. In 1893, he etched his name in history when he successfully
creating the world's first cultured pearls. Ever since, his lifelong dream of “adorning the necks of all women around the world with pearls”
has lived on through Mikimoto, a company that has dedicated itself to the pursuit of beauty for over a century.