and Even more Beads…


Now that I have us back on track, I think its time that I finish our day at Toho Bead Factory!

There were some points in our tour where we weren’t allowed to take pictures as I am sure that Toho didn’t want to share their proprietary¬†machines with their competitors. So they’re are some steps in the bead making that you won’t see.


This young man seemed very proud of his work and was happy to show off the quality of the beads that he was inspecting!


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Different steps along the way of the bead making. So very fascinating!

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Did you ever think that there was this much work going into making a bead? Well I didn’t! And how do they keep the colors, the silver lined and a million and one other variations apart? Can you see that the beads in each hand are of a different finish?


We were learning a bit about cloisonné making!


We had fun shopping! I bought several package of tri-cuts as Mary Alice said that the Toho tri-cuts are not available in the US. Not sure what I will use them for?! But they are part of the stash now!


and we all shopped!


Mary Alice and I had fun using the Pic-Collage to sum up the day. This was her collage as there is a picture in there that wasn’t part of my collection.


Waiting for the bus! Notice the sun catcher and those were the handiwork of Toho!

Tomorrow is our day to ferry over to Miyajima to see the Tori Gate and then the Hiroshima Peace Park.

so for now I will say…sayonara


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

4 thoughts on “and Even more Beads…

  1. I’ll have to look for Toho. I’ll start with vendors mentioned in your previous post. I’m thoroughly entertained by your travelogue.

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