Kaihei Katase

1922 Born in Hakone city, Kanagawa prefecture
1950 Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Award (Best Award)
1954 Prime Minister Award in All Japan Creative Kokeshi contest
1961 Special Prize
1962 Nationwide exhibition uninspected, afterword served as a Judge
1965 Great craftsman in the present Award by Kanagawa prefecture
1968 Kokeshi exhibition at the St. Loui, with craftsmen from the US, China and Korea “at return to the east exhibition”
1973 Medal Award for contribution to education and culture
1992 Orders of the Sacred Treasure
1994 Trade and Industry Award
2000 Donated his work to Hakone shrine
Passed away in 2013