I've asked before, but there are new people on this site so I figured I'd try again.
I've looked through the sites that everyone has provided that show Asian Marks, and I have tried that website for the guy in Sweden that Lindac told someone else about. Had to pay $20 and am still waiting for a reply ...
So these are probably pieces from the 1970's ... my parents were in Japan as part of a sister city exchange. They spent a lot of time in Kanizawa, which is Buffalo, NY's sister city in Japan.
I assume they got them there, Mom no longer remembers. I do remember that their hosts were amazing gifters and they brought home tons of things they were given.
So if anyone has any idea if these are Japanese, and if they are from the 1970's, if they have any value ... etc. I'd appreciate the info!
Here is a link that might be useful: Japanese Pottery