The Local

I love seeing these bell-and-basket city bikes parked at this strip-mall Sega. Despite being specifically located for car access – drivable by an economically viable catchment of residential suburbs – for someone, this is the local arcade.

Who would have thought that millennials would ever know the feeling of cherry-picking a teenagerhood from the corporate blandness of post-soap-opera retail parks. I thought that had stopped with the Generation X cynics.

Roll on down to the bowling alley, park your mama bike and fantasise boy-racer on the Initial D machines. A well-misspent youth.

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