Yes, John, it is a unicycle seat, with front and rear hard plastic “bumpers” (not that anyones’s likely to drop this thing in a UPD!), but it’s kinda small.
Looks like the no-name ones that are on the cheap unicycles with plastic 16" wheels sold here for elementary kids. OK for a kid, I guess.
It actually has a brand name molded into the underside of the rear bumper, a very stylized logo that reads “Loventa” with a graphic of what looks like a paper airplane at the end of the name. Ever heard of it?
I’ve switched over to my gel-adapted Miyata, which is much more comfy!
Nope. But I have heard of the many brands of Taiwanese/Chinese unicycles that have invaded Japan over the years, hurting the former dominance of Miyata. Years ago, Miyatas were everywhere. Now I hear they are mostly only used by the hardcore and serious riders, similar to this country. Good for the elite riders, but bad for Miyata, and bad for the JUA, which I believe is tied in with Miyata marketing.