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Yakuza : Japanese crime organization and the tradition of tattooing
By: Date: January 16, 2011 Categories: Japanese Lifestyle,Lifestyle,Tatoo,Tokyo Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The origin of the Yakuza is a pretty controversial topic :  some believe that members of the Japanese mafia derived from kabuki-mono, the seventeenth-century samurai serving the Shogun that during the Tokugawa era (one of the most peaceful periods in the history of Japan), became ronin, coalescing in communities devoted to management of gambling and other…

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