When I lived in Sapporo, I lived down the street from a coffee/antique shop. Among the cool asian antiques, I found these cute pitchers that are about 2 centimeters tall (under an inch). The blue and white sake ceramics I got a decade later from a second hand store in Sendai. The maneki-neko 招き猫 is another souvenir from Japan. They all sit on the top shelf of my desk.