The Dangerous & Mysterious World of the Yakuza: Photographer Anton Kusters Takes Us Inside. (Photography)

Anton Kusters got some unprecedented access to the Yakuza; the notorious Japanese criminal gang with deep roots and an even deeper culture steeped in ancient customs. They’re known to be particularly organized and involved in a multitude of criminal enterprises, so it’s somewhat surprising they let a photographer tag along for two years, taking pictures and documenting a culture not usually known for it’s candidness. Take a glance of the suitably dark and gritty photos below, and go here for an interview with the photographer.

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