Having moved on from his Mingei roots, one of the traditions Matsuzaki looked to for inspiration was that of Oribe, from the Momoyama Period. Named after and inspired by the warrior, tea master and connoisseur of the arts, Furuta Oribe. Oribe wares are often identifiable by their vivid green, copper based glaze and may also have underglaze brushwork patterns painted in white.
Narumi Oribe is a style of Oribe ware made using two different coloured clay bodies. The lower part of the pot being made in red clay and decorated with bold white slip painted designs, whilst the upper part of the pot is made in white clay and covered with the vivid green glaze, the pale clay body bringing out the brilliance of the Oribe glaze.