Turf: International District, parts of Downtown and Tacoma Edit
Led by Oyabun Hazo Shotozumi, the Shotozumi-gumi is the most powerful of the Yakuza clans in Seattle, and the head of the Shotosumi-rengo. The Shotozumi-gumi is a traditionalist orgainzation that maintains many ancient rituals and ceremonies that have been discarded or forgotten by other Yakuza clans. The members are rewarded with traditional Irezumi tattoos to reflect their rank, family allegiance and prestige. They are expected to commit yabitsume or hara-kiri to atone for any failure. As expected, the Shotozumi-gumi consists almost entirely of males of pure Japanese descent, often members of the Shotozumi clan. Shotozumi-sama accepts women into his gumi, however, provided they show skill and loyaly equal to the task.
The Shotozumi-gumi combines the traditional practice of offering protection to residents in their nawabari (principally the International District, but also including other parts of Downtown and Tacoma) with extensive dealings with local corporations and international corporate officers, the domain of the sokaiya. Many of the businesses also provide traditional recreational services, including antique pachinko arcades and mah-jongg parlors. We also provide the community with the quality services of our geish escorts and bunraku parlors- far superior to the aging, disease-laden whores who prowl the streets of Seattle. Members will often work under more experienced kobun in cooperation with the sokaiya, protecting shareholder meetings, offering bodyguard services to important business leaders, providing security for the recreational dealers, transporting cargo to authorized distributors, collecting loans and business fees, and protecting local businesses from street criminals and other miscreants.
Leader:Oyabun Hazo Shotozumi