Saturday June 25th. 1-3 PM – On display: The “Michelangelo of Echigo” Temple Lintel.
Terrance Lindall, Executive Director will discuss Uncho’s place in the history of woodcarving.
Some temples in the Echigo area of Niigata Prefecture possess magnificent frescos, statues and carved ceilings crafted by Ishikawa Uncho, also known as the “Michelangelo of Echigo”. You can find these in Echigo’s Eirinji Temple and Saifukuji Temple located near Uonuma City.
“Michelangelo of Echigo” he is called. His real name is Ishikawa Uncho (1814-1883) and he lived in Japan. If this temple lintel in the Yuko Nii Foundation collection were in Japan, it would be considered a “national treasure.”
Saturday July 2nd, 1-3 PM – On display the 16th century (colophon 1508 CE) Shanama (the Persian Book of Kings) with 18 illuminated miniatures. Terrance Lindall, Executive Director will discuss the importance of this manuscript.
Further exhibits TBA.