While browsing Japanese bead sites, I caught mention of the "ビーズグランプリ", or "Beads Grand Prix".
Intrigued, I looked for the official site.
The work on there is mind blowing, especially the grand prize winner.
If you have ever touched a bead, I seriously recommend that you take a look at the above link.
And here are the other years' winners:
I especially love the bag in the 2007 group.