Japan's criminal element, they're kinda like the mafia!
The thing to remember about them is that they are bad dudes.
Often identified by their scary tattoos. In fact, tattoos are pretty rare in Japan because getting one associates you with this group.
Often highly stylized and intricate!
Often for good reason! Being accepted into the yakuza means you're willing to be as ruthless as they come, not to mention what you have to do to be a boss in the organization..
So much so that they are often forbidden from entering public sentos, because they are clean, family-friendly places!
Speaking of bosses, here are what they look like when wearing, y'know, clothes.
Better pay them respect.
Because those tats are always ready to come out!
Some yakuza images.
Sometimes they can be a little intimidating to approach, beacuse of their reputation.
But just try to keep in mind.
Underneath all that scary posturing'.
They're still guys, right?
With guys' urges. u_u
Still a bit scary though.