Japanese bead company TOHO tm. The bead company is located in main land Japan. TOHO means 'Eastern Treasure' in English, and the bead supplies and glass beads are made of great quality. The primary features of the TOHO bead line is: (1) The larger hole of TOHO beads allow for multiple stringing,cording and threading. It gives a better variety of beadwork, and: (2) The larger hole makes a bead lighter, meaniing you can get more beads when you buy by weight.