From Pipes, Artisans and Trademarks, by José Manuel Lopes and Islando.com
Junichiro Higuchi was born at 1930 in Tokyo. He began making pipes in 1974, and received the first prize of a handmade pipe contest the same year. He makes about 50 pipes a year in shapes reminiscent of those made by his Danish colleargues. He also uses ivory, horn, and bamboo.
Examples of Higuchi pipes from Islando.com