Master Fuad Kouichi Honda

・ Arabic Calligrapher (Holder of Ijaza<Diploma of Arabic Calligraphy> given by Turkish master calligrapher Hassan Cheleby, 2000)

・ Professor, Faculty of International Relations, Daito Bunka University in Japan

・ President of Japan Arabic Calligraphy Association

1946  Born in Tokyo
1969  Graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Arabic Dept.
1974  Joined Pacific Aerial Survey Co., Ltd. Japan.

Dispatched by the said company to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya, Lebanon and other Arabic countries as an interpreter / coordinator for the geographical field work.

During his stay in these countries, which lasted about 5 years, he learned the basics of Arabic calligraphy from local Arabic calligraphers.

 After his return to Japan, he studied Arabic calligraphy by himself while he began to teach Arabic.

1988  Participated in Baghdad International Festival for Arabic Calligraphy and Islamic Ornaments held in Baghdad, Iraq.
1990  Awarded an encouragement prize of the jury in the 2nd

International Arabic Calligraphy Contest in Turkey.

1991  Held an Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphic works in Tokyo, Japan under the title of " Splendor of Arabic Calligraphy.
1992  Held an Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphic works in Doha, Qatar under the title of " New Horizon of Arabic Calligraphy" under the auspices of Ministry of Information, Qatar.
1993 ◯ Awarded an incentive prize in the 3rd International Arabic Calligraphy Contest in Turkey.

◯ Held an Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphic works at Opera House in Cairo, Egypt under the auspices of Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

1994  Held an Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphic works in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.
1997  Held an Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphic works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia under the auspices of Rashid Hussain Berhad.
1998  Participated in the 3rd International Arabic Calligraphy

Exhibition in Kuwait under the auspices of Kuwait Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs.

2000  Granted "Ijaza" (Diploma of Arabic calligraphy) by Turkish Master Calligrapher Hassan Cheleby.
2001 ◯ Participated as an artist representing the Asian continent in Global Art Exhibition held in Muscat , Oman under the auspices of Oman Royal Court.

◯ Participated in Holy Quran Exhibition held in Teheran, Iran. 

2002  2 of his works were selected as winning works in Iranian International Islamic Calligraphy Contest held in Teheran.
2003  Held an Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphic works in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under the auspices of King Faisal Centre for Researches and Islamic Studies.
2004  Participated in Arabian Night Exhibition held by Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan.
2005

 Participated in Ijaza Exhibition held by British Museum in London.

2006 ◯ 3 Participated in Dubai Int'l Exhibition of the Art of Arabic

Calligraphy 2006.

◯ 5 Participated in "Word into Art" Exhibition held in British Museum in London. British Museum acquired 3 pieces of his works as its permanent collections.

◯ 11 Held an Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphy under the title of "Exhibition of Fuad Honda and his disciples' Arabic Calligraphic Works" under the auspices of Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo.

2007  Held an Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphic works in Istanbul, Turkey under the auspices of IRCICA.
2008 ◯ 1 Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore acquired 3 pieces of his works as its permanent collections.

◯ 3 Participated in Book Fair held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by exhibiting some of his calligraphic works and delivering lectures on Arabic calligraphy in Arabic.

◯ 11 Participated in International conference under the title of "New horizon in Islamic studies" in Malaysia and deliver lectures on Arabic calligraphy.

2009  Participated in Arabic calligraphy exhibition held in Malaysia under the auspices of Restu Foundation.

* Books on his Arabic calligraphy works:

・"An Exhibition of Islamic Calligraphy by Kouichi Honda" (Bashir Mohamed Ltd., Malaysia, 1994)

・"Islamic Calligraphy" (Rashid Hussain Berhad, Malaysia, 1996)

・"The Cosmos of Arabic Calligraphy"-The Works of Fuad Kouichi Honda -  (Hakusuisha, Japan,2006)

 

* Textbooks for Arabic calligraphy:

・ "A Textbook for Naskh Scripts" (in Japanese, Japan Arabic Calligraphy Association,2008)

・ "A Textbook for Ruq'a Scripts" (in Japanese, Japan Arabic Calligraphy Association, 2009)

 

* Translation in the field of Arabic calligraphy:

・ Japanese translation of " Fann al-Khatt"(The Art of Arabic calligraphy), which was published by IRCICA (Heibonsha, 1996)