Mikasa was founded in 1948 by George Aratani in California. The company sells fine china, silverware, and crystal glasses and items for the home. The company was originally named American Commercial, Inc.
Within a two decades, the company changed from a dinnerware importer to a wholesaler. The company changed its name to Mikasa in 1957. The company product lines are sold in almost every major department store in America, including Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. The company has two distribution centers, one in New Jersey, the other in Fontana, California, with headquarters now located in New Jersey.
The company was acquired by Lifetime Brands, Inc., in 2008 and operates as a subsidiary. Mikasa has at least 500 different patterns for dinnerware at any given time.