It’s really not cool to leave a coffee can on the machine.

This is the 2P side of a row of Sega New Versus Cities – double-sided cabinets for competitive gaming against local but unseen opponents. But it’s sad to see it in this state.

Non-gamers would be appalled by the ashtray left behind. Social etiquette is important in Tokyo. But for many arcade-goers it’s actually considered fairly handy to have an ashtray ready at the machine.

A coffee can, though? I’m not your maid.

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