Yakuza family portrait This is not a Yakuza family - it’s a tattoo club. Horiyoshi III (front row, from left) quit the Yakuza when he was much younger than he is in this photo. Not all heavily tattooed Japanese people are criminals
Tattoo Convention, 1934 – Men and women bearing unusual tattoo designs on their skins recently convened in Tokyo, where many curious [people came to] view the strange designs. Tattooing has been forbidden in Japan by law for the past twenty years.