We are delighted to wish Hayashi Yasuo congratulations for being a winner of the 40th (Reiwa period, 3rd year) Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Award in 2021 for his artistic contributions to the field of ceramic art and sculpture. Founded in 1982 by Kyoto Prefecture, the Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Award 京都府文化賞特別功労賞受賞 (Kyōtofu bunka-shō tokubetsu kōrōshō jushō) is granted to individuals who have made remarkable contributions in cultural and artistic activiies to Kyoto culture. It is a high private lifetime achievement award, and we are honored to witness Hayashi-san celebrate this outstanding achievement. Alongside this exceptional achievement, a retrospective of Hayashi's works will be featured in a solo exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo starting January 20th, 2022. To the right is an image taken December 2021, of Hayashi celebrating his honorable achievements with his wife, Hayashi Teruko. Congratulations!