Mainstrip Ikebukuro

Milling about mainstrip Ikebukuro. A monumental Sega in the kind of playground district that gets remade in computer games. Level designers, empowered to build anything at all for free, see no reason to change it.

UFO catchers run their bland moneymaking grifts on lazy passersby. Their security cameras watch.

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