Takiguchi Kiheiji displays his distinctive Mino clay through traditional motif decorations. Born in Asakusa, Tokyo, he trained at the Kato Juemon Kiln between 1961 and 1965, before going on to establish his own Yashichida Kiln Site in Oogaya. His work has been well received among Japanese and international collections. His work takes on the antique, playful character of traditional Oribe wares. The color, too, recalls tradition: He applies clear and light green Oribe glazes on his functional wares rather than the deep, thick opaque blue-green glaze seen in Oribe works that takes on a more modern character.
Beyond his green Oribe wares, Takuguchi Kiheiji is also known for practicing in Black Oribe or Kuro Oribe (黒織部). His Black oribe takes on a pitch black appearance with a gleam that recalls the appearance of black leather. It is a subdued and classic glaze.
Takiguchi Kiheiji displays his distinctive Mino clay through traditional motif decoration. The small guinomi has a beautiful lip and clean foot.