Sep 18, 2011

Picture of the Day: Yakuza Family Portrait




yakuza family portrait photo Picture of the Day: Yakuza Family Portrait
Photograph via Reddit


Yakuza, also known as gokudo, are members of traditional organized crime syndicates in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them boryokudan, literally “violence group”, while the yakuza call themselves “ninkyo dantai”, “chivalrous organizations”. The yakuza are notoriously known for their strict codes of conduct and very organized nature. They are very prevalent in the Japanese media and operate internationally with an estimated 102,400 members. [Source]

I couldn’t find much information on this photograph but I do know that I am terrified of everyone in this shot.