KATA Nagika, eggshell porcelain tea cup and saucer. Eggshell porcelain is a very thinly fired vessel made by a unique technique, and has a long tradition in Japan, having been produced since the Edo period.
The outside of the unglazed matte white cup and the surface of the saucer are embossed with the traditional Japanese "shippo pattern" in a glossy finish. The transparent glazed inner bottom of the cup has a lithophane tea flower pattern, a contemporary continuation of the style found on old eggshell porcelain cups.
The surprisingly thin and light ware of the cups allows the color of the tea to shine through depending on the way the light hits the cup, and the pattern shows a variety of expressions, making for a beautiful presentation of the tea ceremony.
Cup: Diameter 96 mm (excluding handle), height 45 mm, weight 65 g
Saucer: 135 mm (diameter), 15 mm (height), weight 80 g
Cup capacity: 220 ml (full)
Weight: 145 g (cup + saucer)
Brand: NISIKAWA JAPAN
・Eggshell porcelain is often handmade, so there may be slight distortion or unevenness in the glaze. Please note that we cannot accept returns or exchanges for these reasons.Please be aware of the warmth of the handmade process.
・The matte surface is unglazed. Please handle with care as it is more easily stained and scratched than other products.
・The dishes are dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe, but because the dishes are thin, light, and delicate, they may chip when placed in a dishwasher.
・Please note that any customs duties incurred on your purchase are your responsibility.