Photographer Shares the Mysterious World of the Yakuza After Given Access by One of the Families

The Yakuza is an infamous criminal organization that operate not only in their native Japan, but in other countries as well. Back in 2009, a Belgian photographer was granted unprecedented access to one of the families, and this is what he found out.

Anton Kusters has compiled some of the photos he took while covering the Shinseikai family in this short documentary video.

Yakuza Tats

For over two years, he discovered how a traditional Yakuza family operates as they control the streets of Kabukicho in Tokyo, dismissing most of what we know about them, while revealing the kind of culture they have inside the mysterious organization.

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