The Samurai Of The Yakuza: Who would have guessed that the famed samurai, who were known for being disciplined and proud of their power and respect, would one day become infamous and feared by the Yakuza of Japan? It is common knowledge that the origin of the samurai can be traced back to the EDO period; nevertheless, during the consolidation of authority and the period of feudalism, former samurai evolved into military personnel who were available for hire:
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The Samurai Of The Yakuza
They were known as the legendary Ronin, and later on, they organized themselves in the service of the people, which eventually led to them becoming one of the oldest and most revered mafias in the world known as the Yakuza.
The infamous adage that “power corrupts” holds true for the Yakuza as well; they were not an exception to this rule. This mafia was so powerful in Japan at the turn of the 20th century that it was able to dominate everything from drug trafficking and money laundering to gambling establishments and even prostitution.
Even so, the Yakuza adhere to the organization and discipline of the samurai, in which there is a strong code of duty and obedience, but disloyalty and betrayal are penalized in the most severe way possible.
When a member of this mafia is found to have broken one of the rules, the phalanges of the little finger are sometimes amputated as a kind of punishment. This is one of the penalties that is employed the most frequently among them. As a sort of recompense and done so freely, the individual who was unsuccessful cuts off a portion of their little finger.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the Yakuza mafia is the complex tattoos, which were kept a secret until very recently by this family. These tattoos are one of the most remarkable elements of the Yakuza mafia. However, the world is now aware of the artwork that the Yakusa have created out of their bodies as a result of a report written by a Belgian photographer named Anton Kuster. Each of the tattoos is one of a kind and conveys information about the wearer, including their position within the mafia, the family to which they are related, and significant moments in their lives that have left an impression on them.
The Yakuza has played a significant role over the course of Japanese history, and as a result, they are an essential component of the culture of this nation. They may have a reputation for being bloodthirsty mercenaries, but they uphold the samurai code that was passed down to them from their forefathers.
That is to say, the provision of protection and assistance to the people of Japan, to such an extent that following the cataclysmic event of the earthquake in 2011, all of the members of the three thousand clans that make up this mafia traveled to assist the affected populations, saving a great number of lives and even donating significant financial assistance, in the hopes that the land of the rising sun would be able to recover from this unfortunate occurrence.