Yubitsume – Ritual Involving Cutting of Fingers by the Yakuza in Japan

Yubitsume (指詰め) is a ritual involving cutting off the tip of one’s finger, performed by the members of the Yakuza who were dishonorable or failed with an entrusted task. It is a form of sacrifice with which the Yakuza members express their apology to him whom they failed and redeem themselves. When in Japan, seeing … Continue reading “Yubitsume – Ritual Involving Cutting of Fingers by the Yakuza in Japan”