15 Terrifying Facts About the Yakuza

David S.-August 9, 2017


2. Horrible Punishment For Mistakes

Horrible Punishment For Mistakes

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To atone for mistakes or misdeed, members will cut off their little finger. This is known as Yubitsume, which translates to ‘finger-shortening’.

This is something can be done to avoid a larger punishment, or involuntarily as a punishment all on it’s own. However the finger is removed, it must be performed by the member himself.

Some accounts attest that the finger is then sent to whoever you’ve wronged to show you’re sorry.