In the book section of every Walmart you can find freshly stocked copies of “The Great Big Mafia Encyclopedia”. National Geographic channel has been heavy on The Mexican, Russian and Israeli Mafioso for the last 10 years straight. And in Atlanta, we can’t wait for the story of Big Meech and The Black Mafia Family. No matter what the faction, everybody loves to consume the sensationalism of organized crime. But think about it. When was the last time you saw Yakuza in the spotlight?
Well it looks these Godfathers are ready for to put their shine time in full motion. So what do they do? They lace a budding young photographer with a ghetto pass. After 3 straight years of documenting the Yakuza, the photographer, Anton Kusters has released ‘Odo Yakuza Tokyo’. OYT is a raw and well documented look at the lifestyles of one of the most elusive and inaccessible criminal subcultures on the planet: Yes this is The Real Yakuza. Kusters captures them in every single element, a traditional Japanese crime family that controls the streets of Kabukicho, in the heart of Tokyo, Japan.
Shouts to BURN Magazine for the flicks and the ridiculously indepth interview with Anton Kuster himself. You might want to grab the book as well….500 numbered copies. Ours is in the mail. swag.