1954 Born in Kita-ku, Tokyo, the eldest son of SUDA Sosui.
1973 Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Polytechical High School.
1975 Work accepted for the “22nd Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts”. Subsequently his work has been accepted every year.
1979 Accepted as full member of Japan Art Crafts Association. Becomes independent upon the death of Sosui
1992 Moved my atelier to Kanra-machi, Gunma Pref.
1997 Became lecturer at the graduate school of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Cultural Properties Preservation Section.
Studied wooden furniture restoration at Cremona, Italy.
2004 Became lecturer at Tokyo University of Arts, Craft Dep.
1981 Received Grand Prix at the “Exhibition of Playing Wooden Boxes” (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
1985 Received Excellence Award at the “23rd Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts”
Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Director's Award at the "2nd Traditional Wood and Bamboo Works Exhibition"
1992 Received the Asahi Shimbun Award at the “5th Traditional Wood and Bamboo Works Exhibition.
1994 Received the Incentive Award at the "41st Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts"
1997 Became member of the judging committee for the “44th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts”.
2003 Presented the Gunma Prefecture Award of Merit.
2006 Received Excellence Award at the"53rd Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts"
2008 Received Special Award at the "55th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts"
2014 Designated as a holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property, “Japan living national treasures”
2015 Published "Japanese Fine Woodwork -Pure and Refined Elegance-"
1995 Invited to contribute work in the “Japanese Studio Craft, ‘Tradition and the Avant Garde’” exhibition (Victoria and Albert Museum,London, UK)
1999 Invited to contribute works in the “Japan Crafts Today” exhibition (Paris, France).
2003 Invited to contribute work in “Japan’s Traditional Art Crafts - A 50-Year Retrospective”.
Invited to contribute work in “Contemporary Furniture and Woodworks in Japan” (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo).
2016 Solo Exhibition "PURE AND REFINED ELEGANCE - Japanese Fine Woodwork by living national treasure SUDA Kenji " Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo／Kanra-town in Gunma prefecture／The British museum( Suda,Kenji(Biographical details)／Asahikawa Museum of Modern Arts／Kumamoto Museum of Traditional Crafts／MOA Mokichi Okada Associates／Toyama National University. Etc.