Miyuki and Toho Beads are glass beads manufactured in Japan. Seed beads come in various sizes (6, 8, 11, 15) and the shape is round.
Japanese beads also come in various shapes (e.g. tile, square, tube). They are available in various colours and finishes (e.g. metallic, iris). A tube bead made by Toho is the Aiko bead. Another type of tube bead manufactured by Miyuki is the Delica bead.