Fatal Fury Smokebreak

Our worst habits are the best escape.

Fatal Fury smokebreak in a lunchtime Shinjuku basement.

Backdrops of ukiyo-e and tatami for 1990s cartoon violence.

Scanlines you can see from over here.

Muscle memory hitting the combos.

Muscle memory keeping smoke out of the eyes, no hands.

Light another cigarette, drop another coin.

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