Ogawa Rikihei served at Taiyokan Motion Picture Theater and became its manager. He became director of Tobata Business Office of Bankatsu Tochi Kigyo Kaisha (Bankatsu Land Enterprise Company) (1921). Founded Dai-tenchi Motion Picture Theater at Omuta City (1925). Went on to establish several other movie theaters in Kumamoto and Fukuoka prefectmcs (1926). Elected to Omuta Municipal Assembly and became chairman of Chikugo Kogyo Kumiai (Chikugo Entertainment Industry Association) (1942). Established Kokusai (International) Theater (1945) and thereafter became president of Omuta Gas Company (1948) and Ebisuya Department Store (since 1950). Chairman of Smuta Chamber of Commerce & Industry (since 1950). Holds additional post of vice-chairman of Omuta Boeki Shinkokai (Omuta Trade Promotion Association).