Born in Sumida-ku, Tokyo.
Real name: Takao
At fifteen years old, Started to study under the wood-carver.
Ornament Sculpture、Shrines and Temple Sculpture、Mikosi Sculpture, etc.
Watanabe Souun has created traditional Edo wood carving over long term.
Awarded "Excellence skill award" from the governor of Tokyo.
Certified as traditional master craftsman by the governor of Tokyo.
Exhibited "Takarabune" in the 1st Tokyo traditional craftsmen and its products exhibition.
Awarded the "Excellent Skilled Person (Takuetsu Ginou Shou)" from Minister of Labor.
|2002||Awarded the Medal with Yellow Ribbon.|