Click to preview 893 Magazine - The Yakuza in Tokyo photo book

In 2009 I started to tell a story in images, video and words about the hidden world of Japanese crime families:

the Yakuza.

Together with my brother Malik, I chose, contacted, and met with the family that controls the heart of Shinjuku, Tokyo.

This is my vision of an inaccessible subculture which I will never fully understand.


An Issue of 893 Magazine will be published every 6 months, up until this long term project is completed.

At the end of the project, a photo book will be published, as well as a documentary feature film, both for which I am seeking to secure funding.

- Anton Kusters, 2010

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About the Author

Anton Kusters
antonkusters Hasselt, Belgium & Tokyo, Japan

Anton is a photographer, specialized in long term projects, delivering images, film and words.
Always looking for interesting collaborations, he's also a graphic designer and internet specialist, runs his own web and interactive design agency, and is a creative consultant at BURN Magazine.


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