1940 Born in Hyogo Pref.
1964 Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
(majored in Industrial Design)
1966 Graduated from Post-Graduate Art Course of the same University
1966-69 Professional Practice at Angelo Mangiarotti Architect Office,
1971 Established Kawakami Design Office
Lecturer at Design Faculty,
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music,
Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts, and others
1976 Japan Interior Designers' Association Award
1977 The Open International Chair Design Competition of A.I.A., U.S.A.
1981,'82 IF Prize, West Germany
1984 Japan Interior Design Award Prize for Excellence
1985,'86 Japan Package Design Award for Super Excellence
1991 One-men Furniture Exhibition "Industrial Symphony", Tokyo
MAINICHI Design Prize
1992 Kitaro Kunii Industrial Design Award
1995 Tanaka Prize, Japan Society of Civil Engineer "TSURUMI TSUBASA BRIDGE"