This is ceramic ware. By A gift from Japan. Hanko.

Ceramic ware is called Toujiki in Japanese.Ceramic ware are utensils made from clay and baked ina kiln.

Japanese ceramic ware was developed through the introduction of ceramic techniques from Korean and China. In addition, many skilled Craftsman from these countries came over to Japan and influenced the creation of fine ceramic ware. This is the reason why ceramic ware is referred to as china in English. These are a lot of  famous pottery producing regions in Japan. Each place has different kinds of clay and produces its own type of ceramic ware. Typically, types of pottery include Seto and Oribe and the best regions for porcelain are Arita, Kiyomizu and Kutani.