1977 Awarded the 1976 Mainichi Design Award, Japan. (The first time the prize was awarded for fashion design.)
Presents A Piece of Cloth – Issey Miyake in Museum, in honor of the award at the Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo.
1985 Awarded the Best Collection presented by a Foreign Designer in Paris, from Les Oscars de la Mode 1985 (the 1st)
1990 Awarded the 1st Hiroshima Art Prize by the city of Hiroshima.
Presented TEN SEN MEN, an exhibition in conjunction with and in honor of the Prize at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.
1991 Decorated as a Commandeur des Arts et Lettres from France.
1992 Awarded the 1991 Asahi Prize, Japan.
1993 Decorated as a Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur from France.
Presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom.
1995 Awarded “La Aguja de Oro” (Gold Needle), Madrid.
Named “Superstar” at “The 1995 Night of Stars” by The Fashion Group International, New York.
1997 Awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon, Japan.
1998 Selected as a Person of Cultural Merit from Japan.
1999 Received the Titre de Docteur “Honoris Causa” from the University of Lyon.
2000 A-POC received the “Good Design Award Grand Prize 2000” by Japan Industrial Promotion Organization.
Awarded the Japan Art Prize by Shincho Bungei Shinkou-kai, Japan.
Awarded the Georg Jensen Award (the 1st) by the Tuborg Foundation, Denmark.
Awarded the “Millenium Award” in the Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix(Previously awarded its Grand Prix, in 84, 89, 93)
2001 Chosen as one of the “World Leaders: A Festival of Creative Genius” at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada. Presented by the Governor, Adrienne Clarkson
2004 Awarded the 11th Wexner Prize at the Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University.
2005 Awarded the 17th Praemium Imperiale Sculpture Prize from the Japan Art Association.
2006 Into “The Hall of Fame” of Art Directors Club (ADC), New York.
Awarded the 22nd Kyoto Prize, in the Arts and Philosophy category.
2010 Received the Order of Culture for the 22nd year of Heisei, bestowed upon him by
the Emperor at the Imperial Palace on November 3rd, 2010.(After The Medal with Purple Ribbon “Shiju Hosho” in ‘97, A Person of Cultural Merit “Bunka Korosha” in ’98.)
Appointed as an Honorary Citizen of the City of Hiroshima in September, and of the Prefecture of Hiroshima in December.
2012 “132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE” awarded “Designs of the Year Fashion Award 2012” by Design Museum, London.
Issey Miyake+Reality Lab. awarded “The 30th anniversary award” in the Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix.
2013 “IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE” received “iF Product Design Award 2013 Gold Medal” by the International Forum Design Hannover.
2016 Decorated as a Commandeur de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur from France.
2019 Selected as an Honorary Citizen of Tokyo.
Selected as an Honorary Fellow of Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. (Royal Academy of Arts is an art institution in London. Honorary Fellowship is for the persons of distinguished contribution and reputation connected with the Arts, but not Fine Artists by profession.)