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  Yubitsume - BME Encyclopedia
Yubitsume (指詰め) is a kind of minor amputation; the removal of finger joints.
Yubitsume is considered the most sincere of apologies and more prevalently done by a lesser Yakuza when he or one of his proteges has done something to offend the gang's Kumicho.
Yubitsume's origins are largely credited to the bakuto, who would accept part of a finger to cover a gambling debt.
wiki.bmezine.com /index.php/Yubitsume   (263 words)

  
  Yubitsume - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yubitsume (Japanese 指詰め, literally, "finger shortening") is a Japanese ritual to atone for offenses to another, a way to be punished or to show sincere apology to another, by means of amputating portions of one's own little finger.
The ritual is thought to have originated with the bakuto, itinerant gamblers who were predecessors of the modern Yakuza.
Yubitsume was portrayed in a more humorous (if perhaps less accurate) light in a skit on the TV show Saturday Night Live.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yubitsume   (401 words)

  
 Yubitsume Information
Yubitsume (Japanese 指詰め, literally, "finger shortening") is a Japanese ritual to atone for offenses to another, a way to be punished or to show sincere apology to another, by means of amputating portions of one's own little finger.
To perform yubitsume, one lays down a small clean cloth and the person performing the ritual lays their hand onto the cloth facing down.
Yubitsume was portrayed in a more humorous (if perhaps less accurate) light in a skit on the TV show Saturday Night Live.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Yubitsume   (378 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Yubitsume
He then wraps the severed portion in the cloth his hand was resting on and submits the "package" very graciously to his oyabun (boss), who also is referred to as a kumicho (Godfather).
The finger of the yakuza directly responsible for an offense is called an iki yubi, "living finger", while the finger of the yakuza that is directly in charge of him is called a shinu yubi, "dead finger".
The Yubitsume ritual is also seen in the movie Showdown in Little Tokyo, starring Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee, and Shimotsuma Monogatari (Kamikaze Girls in the United States), where the main character's father took a portion of the money for his family.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Yubitsume   (571 words)

  
 Yakuza
It is with the bakuto, who were known for gambling, that the name yakuza is likely to have originated.
It is likely that the bakuto were also the origin of the link between irezumi, traditional Japanese tattooing, and the yakuza.
Upon a first offense, the transgressor must cut off the tip of his left pinky finger and hand out the severed portion to his boss.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/y/ya/yakuza.html   (1032 words)

  
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Yubitsume, the custom of finger-cutting, was introduced by the bakuto.
The top joint of the little finger is ceremoniously severed, signifying a weakening of the hand, which meant that the gambler could not hold his sword as firmly.
Yubitsume was performed was usually performed as an act of apology to the oyabun.
membres.lycos.fr /isgtokyo/actua/yakusa/yakusa.htm   (4000 words)

  
 yakuza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The top joint of the little finger is ceremoniously severed, signifying a weakening of the hand, which meant that the gambler could not hold his sword as firmly.
Yubitsume was performed was usually performed as an act of apology to the oyabun.
Yubitsume is when you cut of one of your fingers and send it to the Kumicho.
whoswhobh.tripod.com /yakuza.htm   (5322 words)

  
 Yakuza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Bakuto also created the act of yubitsume, finger-cutting as a penance.
Yubitsume or finger cutting is a form of penance or apology.
Transgressor has to cut out a digit of his left little finger with knife and hand out the severed part to his boss.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/y/ya/yakuza.html   (1056 words)

  
 Little finger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traditionally, it's considered binding and the idea was originally that the person who breaks the promise must cut off their pinky finger.
In a similar vein, among members of the Japanese yakuza (gangsters), the penalty for various offenses is removal of parts of the little finger (known as yubitsume).
Also in Japan, holding up a pinky while speaking of two people signifies that they are in a relationship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Little_finger   (452 words)

  
 Craig Stephens - Editorial
Yubitsume, the custom of finger-cutting, is also trademark Yakusa behaviour.
Historically the top joint of the little finger was ceremoniously severed, signifying a weakening of the hand, which meant that the gambler could not hold his sword as firmly.
Yubitsume was usually performed as an act of apology to the oyabun (or elder), with further infractions seeing the severing of the next joint or the top section of another finger.
www.craig-stephens.com /doc_yakusa.html   (1535 words)

  
 The history of the yakuza can be   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
An old yakuza proverb states that, "if your boss tells you the passing crow is white, you will say it is white as well." The devotion of the yakuza is so deep, that they practice yubitsume, or "finger-cutting," upon the slightest digression.
This would disable the victim of the yubitsume in that he could no longer hold his katana as well (the pinky is the most important finger in katana sword-fighting).
Modern yakuza complete yubitsume, and present the severed joint to their superior as a show of loyalty to their patriarch.
home.wlu.edu /~blairt/anth230/HistOverview.htm   (1140 words)

  
 The Laboratory of Tom Walz
Undergraduate and rotation students fall into the untouchable caste and are referred to as Eta Hinin.
Among the most notable rituals in the Walz lab we count our version of Yubitsume, which we termed the digital read-out, and our westernized version of the traditional Japanese Seppuku.
Our digital read-out ritual is based on a tradition of the Japanese mobsters, the Yakuza.
walz.med.harvard.edu /CuttingEdge   (698 words)

  
 Yakuza
Another Yakuza racket is bringing women of other ethnicities/races, especially White/European and Asian to Japan under the lure of a glamourous position, then forcing the women into prostitution.
Yubitsume, or finger-cutting, is a form of penance or apology.
If a gambler couldn't pay back a debt or something like that the persons tip of the little finger got cut off, which damage the hand and the person could not hold his sword as well as before.
www.yakuza-mafia.blogspot.com   (2754 words)

  
 MANGKOKOLUM: June 2005
Pipilitin ho nating matanggap na natarantado ang mga bobotante—but a casual high five, cross your fingers and hope to die or feigned earnest handshake with dullard voters won’t be enough as honorable gesture.
There is honor among thieves—part of their tradition is something called yubitsume, cutting off a digit or two to as genuine act of repentance and atonement.
Bahagi ng kanilang tradisyon ang tinatawag na yubitsume, pagpuputol ng isa o dalawang pambilang na daliri bilang wagas na pagpapakita ng pagsisisi o pagtitika.
mangkokolum.blogspot.com /2005_06_01_archive.html   (8300 words)

  
 Yakuza - the Japanese mafia
It is with the bakuto, who were known for gambling, that the name yakuza is likely to have originated.
The bakuto also originated the much-discussed tradition of yubitsume (finger-cutting) as a penance.
Upon a first offense, the transgressor must cut off the tip of his left pinky finger and hand out the severed portion to his boss.
www.japan-101.com /culture/yakuza.htm   (1071 words)

  
 yakuza
Yubitsume is when you cut of one of your fingers and send it to the Kumicho.
This is done as an apology for disobedience.
In that way other people could see if a person havn´t paid a debt, which could bring certain problems, since gambling always been prohibited in Japan.
web.telia.com /~u31302275/yakuza9.htm   (209 words)

  
 Viking Phoenix Web Page - Japan, Incorporated: The Yakuza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The reasons for yubitsume are atonement for serious offenses, punishment, or as a gesture of gratitude.
Usually, the finger cutting for the first offense removes the top joint of the little finger, and the freshly chopped digit is wrapped in a cloth and ceremoniously handed to the offender's boss (oyabun).
According to Fujita Goro, a modern bard of the native Japanese criminal class, the Yakuza were itinerant gamblers, peddlers, renegade warriors and roving bandits.
vikingphoenix.com /public/JapanIncorporated/ultranationalists/yakuza.htm   (1063 words)

  
 Yakuza
The Yakuza are famous for their tattooed body suits and missing fingers.
The tradition of cutting fingers (yubitsume) is traced back to an early samurai practice.
Warring samurai were ordered to remove an entire finger if they returned from battle with a few of the allies' heads mixed in with those of the enemy.
www.tattooarchive.com /history/yakuza.htm   (259 words)

  
 Aichi Center for Japanese Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Later, it came to signify the unwillingness to comply to the rules and norms of society.
Yubitsume: This is when you cut off one of your fingers and send it to the 'Kamicho' (boss) as an apology for disobedience, or to spare one of your 'children'.
The first time it happens, the tip of the smallest finger is cut off, and then to the next finger and so on.
www.yamasa.org /acjs/network/english/newsletter/things_japanese_12.html   (1224 words)

  
 Fukasaku and Scorsese: Yakuzas and Gangsters
So, when Hirono gets involved in a fight with a member of a rival gang he decides to follow the ritual of cutting his little finger (yubitsume) and presents it wrapped in a white cloth to the rival gang's oyabun to appease the wrath of his boss.
Yamamori, in fact, makes fun of him saying that the cutting of a finger will not cost him anything and he (Hirono) had better do some job to get money for the clan.
Hirono, even though faithful to the jingi code, has no idea of have to perform the rite of yubitsume.
es.geocities.com /eiga9/articulos/fukasakuandscorsese.html   (3996 words)

  
 Life Path Information: Yakuza (4)
Horribly disgraced, but you flee rather than commit seppuku-ritual suicide.
Disgraced, you must commit yubitsume (finger cutting) to atone.
You fall victim to the substance which you traffic.
www.netbattletech.com /nbt-solaris/encyclopedia/lp_info.php?id=36   (262 words)

  
 My report for history
Tattooing became a evidence of strenght, because it can take over 100 hours to do a backtattoo.
Lot of yakuza members have fingers missing it is from yubitsume.
Yubitsume is when you cut of one of your fingers, and send it to the Kumicho for an apology for disobedience.
www.angelfire.com /music5/green_day_1/images/my_report_for_history   (1079 words)

  
 The Asian Chamber of Commerce
In ancient times, the gamblers were originally fielded by the shoguns or military dictators to fleece laborers of their pay and return the money to the treasuries of the warlords.
They were the ones who introduced tattooing and cutting off fingers (yubitsume) as a sign of apology to the "boss" for mistakes or failures.
Their bosses or family heads style themselves as Oyabun, in an effort to put themselves on par with the old daimyos or lords, and the street-level gang members, sometimes termed chimpira (pricks) were supposed to be their "samurai."
www.asianchamber.org /viewArticle.php?articleId=67   (1465 words)

  
 Guardian | Godfather of Japanese underworld steps aside
Although they present themselves as thoroughly modern businessmen, the yakuza remain deeply attached to tradition.
One rite, yubitsume, requires an errant or incompetent gangster to chop off his little finger and present it to his boss.
But even such practices are not immune to change: this month a doctor in Tokyo was arrested for helping a gangster chop off his finger under local anaesthetic.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,5251455-108018,00.html   (579 words)

  
 Old Men's War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
He knew that yubitsume was the customary atonement for failure, but it was one of those traditions he despised.
Seven men would now be incapacitated for a week while they healed.
They'd made the conference room a bloody mess as well.
www.oldmenswar.com /86/story3.htm   (90 words)

  
 ON THE ORIGIN OF THE MODERN YAKUZA IN FACT AND FICTION *PIC*
Folklore states that the bakuto also originated the yakuza tradition of finger cutting (yubitsume) as a way of offering penance, because this would weaken the holding of the dice box which they used to deal in dice games.
However, the more traditional Yakuza prefer to believe that the tradition of yubitsume comes from samurai, whose masters, upon disobedient or shameful actions, would remove joints from the pinky finger.
This weakened the samurai's grip on his blade, as the smallest finger plays the largest role; therefore making him significantly less powerful and effective.
www.rumormillnews.com /cgi-bin/archive.cgi?noframes;read=78528   (2832 words)

  
 Technology Bytes » BarretTime - Giving You the Finger
Traditionally, it’s considered binding, the idea being that the person who breaks the promise must cut off his or her pinky finger.
In a similar vein, among members of the Japanese yakuza (gangsters), the penalty for various offenses is removal of parts of the little finger (known as yubitsume).
Also in Japan, holding up a pinky while speaking of two people signifies that they are in a relationship.
www.geekradio.com /wp-trackback.php?p=189   (798 words)

  
 Doctor held over ritual maiming of gang victim - Times Online
When a gangster has failed in his duty, he atones by chopping off the top joint of his little finger with a heavy knife and presenting it to his godfather.
The punishment, familiar from a thousand Japanese gangster films, is known as yubitsume, or finger-cutting, and serves as a demonstration of the offender’s sincerity and his tolerance of agonising pain.
But this week a new twist in the grisly tradition came to light when a Tokyo doctor was arrested for overseeing a finger-chopping ritual under local anaesthetic — and claiming it on the health service.
www.timesonline.co.uk /tol/news/world/article543252.ece   (828 words)

  
 Kitano Takeshi - Boiling Point (1990)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ahhhh, yubitsume, where you been all my life?
Kitano does sloppy violence the way Tarantino could only dream about or experience if Kitano saw him on the street.
There's an implication there which can't exist once the identity of Sonatine's American distributor is taken into account.
www.artofeurope.com /kitano/boil.htm   (46 words)

  
 Crime & Deviance essays. Free access to Crime & Deviance coursework. AS and A Level ++.
There should be no such thing as prisons do you agree
Thesis Statement: Specifically, I will enlighten you on the following three customs of the Yakuza: (1) Sakazuki, (2) Yubitsume, and (3) Irezumi.
This assignment will discuss some of the theories offered in an attempt to explain why women are less inclined towards deviancy and criminality than men.
www.coursework.info /AS_and_A_Level/Sociology/Crime___Deviance/more20.html   (555 words)

  
 yakuza eiga
But Oryu comes to the rescue by revealing the scam.
Ebimasa as an apoligy is forced to cut off one of his fingers (the so called yubitsume).
When Oryu leaves the gambling den Fujimatsu follows her and offers Oryu to come and visit Shikoku, where his Boss Kumatora (Tomisaburo Wakayama) is in charge.
www.supertoni.ch /71429/72104.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*   (1285 words)

  
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With interests in New York City, Atlantic City, and Providence, Sushi runs several gambling dens and helps in laundering money for the Fujimoto-gumi’s Hawaii and Los Angeles operations.
Having botched two major investments in the past, he has atoned for his two mistakes through a yakuza custom known as yubitsume, in which the top joint of the little finger is severed and presented to the offended person.
Missing both top joints of his little fingers, Sushi now faces expulsion from the gang if he screws up again.
www.ehacomics.com /profiles/sushi.php   (126 words)

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