Yubitsume is the Yakuza ritual of chopping off part of one’s…

Yubitsume is the Yakuza ritual of chopping off part of one’s pinky finger as either punishment or an apology. The reason this is done is amputation of the little finger makes a proper grip on a samurai sword impossible, weakening him in battle and forcing the person to be more reliant on his boss for protection.

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