Pearl Day

11 Jul

Today, 2013 July 11th, is the 120th anniversary of the day that Japanese jeweler Mikimoto Kokichi successfully cultivated pearls in Japan.

He said his company “Mikimoto Pearls” and was Japan’s first domestic luxury pearl company.

Mikimoto Pearls and Jewelry original shop in Tokyo, circa 1893.

Mikimoto Pearls” is a world-famous luxury jewelry company. Their main shop in in Tokyo’s high-end Ginza district.

So, because of Mr. Mikimoto, July 11th is unofficially 「真珠記念日」 (“Pearl Day”) in Japan.


2 Responses to “Pearl Day”

  1. Musings August 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Do you know that over 40 years ago I did go to Mikimoto Pearl as part of a college tour group and bought a ring. It was cheap back then since it was 360 yen to a $1.00 exchange. I was also tutoring the son of my Japanese prof in college and his wife was a designer for Mikimoto Pearl. I still treasure the necklace she designed for me. Such lovely memories.


    • tokyo5 August 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

      Oh, so you have Mikimoto Pearl jewelery!
      Must be quality!


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