Yakuza is known for their brutality, tattoos and strict code of honour. So, it is very rare that Anton Kusters, a Belgian photographer, spent two years with one of the notorious Yakuza gangs. Kusters captured never-seen-before moments from their business meetings, bath houses, night clubs and even funerals. The Yakuza are known to cut off the ends of their fingers to prove the sincerity of an apology.

"893-Yakuza is a personal visual account of the life inside an inaccessible subculture: a traditional Japanese crime family that controls the streets of Kabukicho, in the heart of Tokyo, Japan," says Kusters.














via Anton Kuster


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Comment by Nomsa Kagiso on September 8, 2011 at 13:32
Gruesome reality!
Comment by Petro Magos on October 3, 2011 at 12:47
this is brilliant, impressive that he got in.
Comment by Taryn Jones on October 18, 2012 at 16:11

That is amazing. I am blown away at the depth of his images. Truly touching.

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