Seed Beads from Japan - Toho© and Miyuki©

Miyuki (founded in 1949) seems to be one of the oldest Japanese seed beads manufacturers and was shortly afterwards followed by the establishment of the Toho Beads company (1951).

In terms of quality, there is little or no difference between the seed beads of both companies. Both manufactures produce first class beads.

Because Miyuki was the first company to export Japanese seed beads, its brand name has become somewhat synonymous with the product. As a consequence, it is also the brand that has the most copycats.

However Toho beads have the largest and the most uniform hole out of all seed bead manufacturers. The larger the bead, the more obvious it becomes. The larger hole translates itself in a lighter weight and in more beads per gram.

Size conversion Japanese seed beads:

  • Size 15/0 has a diameter of about 1.5 mm
  • Size 11/0 has a diameter of about 2.2 mm
  • Size 8/0 has a diameter of about 3 mm

Please do not hesitate to have a look at our Czech seed beads in sizes 11/0 and 8/0.  Have fun !

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Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, gold-lined, daffodil yellow, rainbow

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, gold-lined – color: daffodil yellow, rainbow – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.31

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, grape mist or light amethyst, Ceylon luster

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, Ceylon luster – color: grape mist or light amethyst – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.05

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, hot pink-lined, rainbow crystal

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, inside color – color: rainbow crystal, hot pink-lined – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.14

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, metallic, cosmos blue or iris blue

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, metallic– color: cosmos blue or iris blue – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.05

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, opaque gunmetal, metallic amethyst iris

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, gunmetal, opaque – color: metallic amethyst iris – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.05

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, opaque purple-lined, cobalt blue rainbow

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, inside color – color: cobalt blue rainbow, opaque purple-lined – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.14

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, opaque, amethyst purple, gold lustered

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, opaque – color: gold lustered amethyst purple – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.79

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, opaque, light cream white, rainbow

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, opaque – color: light cream white, rainbow – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.09

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, silver-lined, Rosaline crystal

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, silver-lined – color: Rosaline crystal – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.05

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, transparent, Navajo white, luster

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, transparent – color: Navajo white (creamy white) luster – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.05

Japanese seed bead, round, size 11/0, Toho, transparent, zircon turquoise blue, luster

Japanese seed bead, round – Toho – size 11/0 – glass, transparent – color: zircon turquoise blue luster – one unit has approx. 8 grams
€1.05

Japanese seed beads, Miyuki, size 15/0, antique rose, opaque, glossy

Japanese seed bead, round – Miyuki – Size 15/0 – Glass, opaque, glossy – Color: antique rose – One unit has approx. 8 grams
€2.41