This is a small porcelain ceramic canister or jar with a metal lid. The front is decorated with kanji characters and a flower and reed image. The lid is steel, with an embossed image of a girl holding a lantern. There is a red maker mark on the base of the jar, but I don't know what it says/means. The jar is 5 1/4" tall. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.