Densha de GO! Start Button

Buttons should do buttons’ jobs.

Buttons have gotten too big for their boots. All theses iPhones with their multi-touchy-feely screens.

What happened to the good old-fashioned button that knew its place? Screens used to do screens’ jobs – good honest work. A button’s place was on the control panel, looking after the fingers – and they could take a good smack once in a while without starting a hashtag.

Look at this tasty bit of plastic, begging for a quick open hand!

👋 PASH! Start the game, button!

Photographer and writer covering Tokyo arcade life – the videogames, the metropolis and the people