The Old Print Shop

Street Booth Tokyo, New Year's Eve.

  • ARTIST: Martin Lewis

  • MEDIUM: Drypoint,

    DATE: 1927.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition 100, recorded impressions 40. Image size 13 7/8 x 10 3/8" (35.2 x 26.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Street Booth, Tokyo, New Year's Eve is the largest, most dramatic, and most accomplished of Lewis's Japan prints. New Year's Day is an important holiday in Japan. The Japanese traditionally decorate their streets and homes with shimenawa, knotted straw ropes blessed and purified by Shinto priests to commemorate the new year, as depicted here.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in pencil..

  • CONDITION: Good condition, small stain in the lower right margin.

  • REFERENCE: "The Prints of Martin Lewis. A Catalogue Raisonne" by Paul McCarron, #60.