Japanese Arcades Light Up The Night

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Photo: Victor Gonzalez (Instagram), Flickr
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In cities across Japan, arcades are beacons of the night. They are a place to take refuge, escape, and unwind, which is what makes them so special.

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Photographer Victor Gonzalez has started documenting Japanese arcades, hoping to tap into the nostalgia they invoke.

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Photo: Victor Gonzalez (Instagram), Flickr
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Photo: Victor Gonzalez (Instagram), Flickr
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Photo: Victor Gonzalez (Instagram), Flickr
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For more, you can follow him on Instagram. He will also be showing his photos at Park Harajuku in Tokyo from April 5th to April 14th.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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thecactusman17
thecactusman17

It’s frustratkng that Japan hashas recreation on of Flynn’s Arcade while most states are lucky to have a Dave & Busters.