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Motivations for Notating Currency

Tokyo: scratch card and coin with sticker
 

Punters of this Tokyo camera store are handed a notated coin for this scratch-off lottery card. For any given context – whether ownership needs to be made explicit and for what kind of objects?

Disparate thoughts related to money: alternative forms of currency and value – from airtime to kiva donations, combined with increasingly sophisticated ways to track how money is spent. How will recipients convert donations into the things they really want to spend money and stay under the radar?

Tokyo: scratch card and coin with sticker

Best place to buy used camera gear in Tokyo? Probably here.