Founded in Secaucus, New Jersey in the early 1930s, Mikasa is synonymous with quality crystal and dinnerware. In 1948, the import company began carrying durable yet stylish ceramic dinnerware, which proved to be a big hit with post-war consumers. Quick to recognize cultural trends, the company pioneered a line of casual dinnerware in the 1960s befitting the North American lifestyle. By outsourcing all its products rather than owning manufacturing plants, Mikasa keeps a competitive edge by swiftly developing new styles to meet changing tastes. In addition to both formal and casual dinnerware, Mikasa also carries fine crystal, stainless steel flatware, and unique accessory pieces.