Someone bold enough to snap shots of the mafia could easily find himself swimming with the fishes. But for one Belgian photographer, a Yakuza family in Japan actually allowed him access for two years. From the images and stories that emerged, a very different picture gets painted from the one depicted on the big screen. Oh, there’s still the wild tattoos and missing fingers, but there’s also a level of sophistication and respect you might not expect. Here’s a look at Anton Kusters’s work.

Urban19 (1)

 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.