Japanese Artist Made a Kayak Modelled on Her Vagina
Megumi Igarashi distributed data that would allow 3D printing of her genitals in order to raise funds for boat, has been found guilty of breaking the country’s obscenity laws.
Megumi Igarashi, who works under the pseudonym Rokudenashiko – or good-for-nothing girl – was arrested in July 2014 after she distributed data that enabled recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina.
The 44-year-old was fined 400,000 yen (£2,575), half the penalty demanded by prosecutors, at the Tokyo district court on Monday after she was convicted of distributing “obscene” images. She was cleared of another charge of displaying similar material.
Igarashi distributed the data to help raise funds to create a kayak inspired by her genitalia she called “pussy boat”.
The judge, Mihoko Tanabe, said that the data, though “flat and inorganic”, realistically portrayed the shape of a vagina and could “sexually arouse viewers”, according to Kyodo News.