Founded in Osaka in 1906 by Rihachi Mizuno, Mizuno is now a global corporation based in the USA which makes a wide variety of high quality sports equipment and sportswear. Golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field and volleyball equipment are among its celebrated repertoire.

The shop began selling athletic wear in 1907, manufacturing baseballs and gloves in 1913 and by 1935 its golf club showroom was the world's largest.

Mizuno has signed high profile sponsorship deals with some of the most prominent personalities in sports, including the All Blacks Rugby Team from New Zealand, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, the Manu Samoa Rugby Team and Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl, among others.