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Japan Night Street Back Alley

Japan Night Street Back Alley

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Japan Night Street Back Alley

In this evocative pen, ink, and watercolor painting, the viewer is transported to a neglected back alley behind a bustling restaurant in Japan. Despite its state of disrepair, the alleyway pulses with a quiet energy, as the neon signs of nearby shops and eateries cast vibrant reflections in the stagnant pools of water that collect amidst the scattered garbage.

A lone figure, hunched against the rain beneath an umbrella, trudges through the desolate alleyway, his solitary presence adding a sense of human connection to the scene. In the distance, the towering buildings loom ominously in the shadows, their silhouettes hinting at the hidden depths of the urban landscape beyond.

Through a masterful blend of pen lines and watercolor washes, the artist captures the dichotomy of decay and resilience that characterizes the back alleys of Japan's bustling cities. Despite the neglect and desolation that surrounds him, the lone figure presses onward, a beacon of hope amidst the urban decay, reminding us of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Paper Size

9" X 12"


- Stillman and Birn Nova beige-toned paper

- Pen, ink and watercolor

Uniqueness guarantee

This product is one of a kind and there are no duplicates of this painting. 

Framing options

This painting is available in a fiberglass 1" frame with clear glass. You may choose to have a 0.5" mount.

     Frame color options: Black / White / Brown

     Mount color options: Black / White / Brown / Grey

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The painting is done on a paper/canvas, while you are watching it on a backlit screen. Due to the inherent differences between these two media, the actual colors may differ slightly (but not too much) from the picture displayed here.

All images copyright  Shirish Deshpande. All rights reserved.

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Care Instructions

Do not expose to direct sunlight. Keep away from moisture.

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