- Experiments began in pearl culturing.
- First hemispherical pearls were produced.
- First boutique in Ginza.
- Stores established internationally.
- A patent for culturing spherical pearls was granted.
- Mikimoto purchased the rights to Mise-Nishikawa method which he then perfected.
- First South Sea Pearl was cultured.
- Death of Kokichi Mikimoto.
- Mikimoto cultured pearls are still popular on the world market today.
- The leading pearl farms are in Japan, China, Australia & Thailand.