Hayashi Shotaro 林正太郎 Japanese, b. 1947

1947 Born in Toki City, Gifu Prefecture 

1967 Studied under his older brother, Kotaro

1971 Awarded the Governor's Prize at the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition

1972 Selected for the first time at the Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition, Awarded the Excellence Prize at the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition

1973 Awarded the '73 Prize at the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition

1974 Became independent, Awarded the Chunichi Shimbun Newcomer Prize   

1993 Awarded the Kato Kohei Prize

1994 Awarded the Mino Ceramic Art Grand Prize

1997 Awarded the Shoroku Prize and the Gifu Prefecture Special Encouragement for Art and Culture

2002 Designated important intangible cultural property of Gifu prefecture