What do you think of when you see this slick plastic carrier with Shiny Sonic decal?

You were playground-age when Sonic foottapped onto the scene, so his image on a carrierbag makes you think of collectibles in a themepark giftshop.

But the simple fact is you need a way to get your prizes home from the UFO Catcher dumpster and its nicotine glass.

Perhaps Tokyo is a megalopolitan Sega themepark, Sonic potentially around any corner, skyscraper-to-skyscraper joy for Hedgehogheads. Perhaps it’s just a place where Sonic has been demeaned to the status of cash-in, landfill-doomed plastic.

Up to you.

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