Upcoming Arabic Calligraphy with Koichi Fuada Honda & Koichi Yamaoka

Koichi Honda at work. Photo courtesy of The Prince's School of Traditional Arts

Continuing on from the success of Dr Nassar Mansour’s Arabic calligraphy courses in August, we are delighted to support two new short calligraphy courses on Diwani and Naskh Script at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts this October. These two fantastic courses, which can be taken consecutively, are presented by visiting Master Calligrapher Koichi Fuada Honda and Koichi Yamaoka. Honda is a key artist behind the growing popularity of Arabic calligraphy in Japan. Yamaoka is the co-founder and Secretary general of the Japan Arabic Calligraphy Association.


The series will commence with an Introduction to Naskh Script, a two and half day course from Monday 10 October – Wednesday 12 October. Students will be introduced to this delicate style, most commonly used for printing in Arabic and learn about calligraphy tools, the shapes of Naskh and progress to writing their name and simple sentences in the script. Each student will leave with a final artwork in Naskh. Book here: The daily schedule is as follows: Monday 10 – Tuesday 11 October: 10:30 – 17:30 and Wednesday 12 October – 10:30 – 13:30. 


Did you miss Diwani script with Dr Nassar Mansour or perhaps you attended and would like to develop your skills? Koichi Honda and Koichi Yamaoka will offer an intermediate course on this cursive style, which was developed during the reign of the early Ottoman empire in the 16th century from 12 – 14 October. You’ll have the opportunity to practice the Arabic alphabet and complete a final piece in the harmonious script. The daily schedule is as follows: Wednesday 12 October: 14:00 – 17:30, Thursday and Friday: 10:30 – 17:30 Book here:


These courses are part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, which aims to expand Asian art at The School.