This work of art, titled “Prayer Pyramid,” is the creation of Honda Kōichi, a Japanese who has mastered the ancient art of Arabic calligraphy. His works have been displayed at such prestigious venues as the British Museum.

This work of art, titled “Prayer Pyramid,” is the creation of Honda Kōichi, a Japanese who has mastered the ancient art of Arabic calligraphy. His works have been displayed at such prestigious venues as the British Museum.

Example of Shodo 'Arabi An Arabic calligraphic painting by Japanese Artist and Calligrapher Mayumi Kobayashi.

Example of Shodo 'Arabi An Arabic calligraphic painting by Japanese Artist and Calligrapher Mayumi Kobayashi.

Arabic calligraphy

Arabic calligraphy

Yuriko Koike, who has served as Japan’s minister of environment from 2004 to 2006 & defense in 2007 sits in her office with her own abstract calligraphic rendering of the Arabic word shams (“sun”) splashed on a large framed canvas behind her. Beautiful work!

Yuriko Koike, who has served as Japan’s minister of environment from 2004 to 2006 & defense in 2007 sits in her office with her own abstract calligraphic rendering of the Arabic word shams (“sun”) splashed on a large framed canvas behind her. Beautiful work!

Oya Güray ile Tezhip Sanatı --TR

Oya Güray ile Tezhip Sanatı --TR

Arab Calligraphy

Arab Calligraphy

Mosquée en calligraphie ... Arabic calligraphy ... juste magnifique !

Mosquée en calligraphie ... Arabic calligraphy ... juste magnifique !

In demand: This work of Islamic calligraphy by Japanese artist Koichi Honda sold for $50,000 in a Sotheby's auction in Doha on Thursday.

In demand: This work of Islamic calligraphy by Japanese artist Koichi Honda sold for $50,000 in a Sotheby's auction in Doha on Thursday.

Japanese Honda Kōichi, is an Arabic calligrapher. Born in 1946 in Kanagawa Prefecture. President of the Japan Arabic Calligraphy Association and a professor of international relations at Daitō Bunka University.

Japanese Honda Kōichi, is an Arabic calligrapher. Born in 1946 in Kanagawa Prefecture. President of the Japan Arabic Calligraphy Association and a professor of international relations at Daitō Bunka University.

Nobuko Sagawa is Japan’s second certified master of Arabic calligraphy. In this piece she uses both Middle Eastern reed pens (qalam) for Arabic and Japanese fude (brushes) for Japanese and Chinese to produce what she calls “a collaboration.”

Nobuko Sagawa is Japan’s second certified master of Arabic calligraphy. In this piece she uses both Middle Eastern reed pens (qalam) for Arabic and Japanese fude (brushes) for Japanese and Chinese to produce what she calls “a collaboration.”

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