KATA teacups and saucers are made using a special technique that produces an eggshell porcelain which is light and thin like paper. The thinness allows light to pass through, and the bottom has a cut-out in the shape of a tea flower.
The cups have a hemispherical shape that allows the color of the tea to be seen clearly and pairs well with the teapot, adding to the experience of drinking tea.
Nagika, meaning "flower blooming on calm waters," is the name given to these teacups. The matte white porcelain is wrapped in a pattern of overlapping circles, resembling a glossy white lace, which evokes the image of a flower floating on still water.