Yakuza - Wikipedia

Yakuza (Japanese: ヤクザ, IPA: ) ... Yubitsume, or the cutting off of one's finger, is a form of penance or apology. Upon a first offense, the transgressor must cut off the tip of his left little finger and give the severed portion to his boss. Sometimes an underboss may do this in penance to the oyabun if he wants to spare a member of his ...Founded: 17th century, (presumed to have ……

Sato's pinky - YouTube

Jun 06, 2010 · A scene from the film 'Black Rain', where the character Sato cuts off his finger to show he is 'sorry'. Yūsaku Matsuda, the actor playing 'Sato', had received numerous acting awards in Japan.Author: Yet another Steve…

Yakuza finger-cutting ritual fades as gangsters turn to ...

May 23, 2016 · Yakuza are short of money — and, at the end of the day, that’s what counts,” says Shinji Ishihara, a former boss in the Yamaguchi-gumi who now authors books, such as “Risking My Life To Protect You.” “Gangsters from days back would cut off a finger, which is an example of how the world of the yakuza is aging. It’s a serious ...…