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Ginza's Mikimoto jeweler fetes 115-year history
The Mikimoto store in or around 1906 (Provided by Mikimoto & Co.)
A jewelry store that is more than a century old in Tokyo's upscale Ginza district is currently holding a special exhibition highlighting the company's illustrious history...
DISCOVERING THE HEART OF JAPAN IN MIE (8): Visit Mikimoto Pearl...
Portrait of the late Kokichi Mikimoto
Mikimoto Pearl Island is an excellent place to start to learn about the history of the cultured pearl and Kokichi Mikimoto, the man who gave the world the cultured pearl and...
Mikimoto heads to outer waters to culture 21st-century pearls
The cultivation of Akoya pearls takes place in the outer ocean. (Hirokazu Ohara)
AINOSHIMA, Fukuoka Prefecture--Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but pearls never go out of style. A strand of pearls is always appropriate. Cascading earrings create...
Scientists try to imitate nature to concoct toughness
The Asahi Shimbun
Japanese scientists and engineers are trying to draw on nature’s elegance and simplicity to develop some of the toughest materials on the planet.
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