Japanese Artist 3-D Prints Her Vagina as a Kayak, Gets Arrested

Courtesy of Rokudenashiko

Japanese artist, Rokudenashiko decided she was unsatisfied with the common Japanese term for vagina, asoko, which translates literally to “down there.” So, in an attempt to bring Japanese terminology for the vagina past elementary school level, she was determined to use and popularize the word manko, which means “pussy” through her art.  After taking a selfie of her own manko, Rokudenashiko crafted a number of everyday items in her own image. “I wanted to make pussy more casual and pop. That’s how I came to make a pussy lampshade, a remote-controlled pussy car, a pussy accessary, a pussy smartphone case, and so on.”

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Gundam Pussy by Rokudenashiko

Rokudenashiko, however, wanted to go bolder, and wrote on her website, “mold by hand has the limitation. … [It’s] not suitable for making large art pieces such as a pussy door, a pussy car, or a pussy boat. I was wondering how I can make it possible, and then I finally found that 3D scanner can make it happen easily!” So she started a crowdfunding campaign for a 3D printer, which eventually led to the creation of the aforementioned “pussy boat.” The 42 year-old artist (whose real name is Megumi Igarashi) then sent over 30 people who had crowdfunded the boat 3D printer data of her own vagina. In doing so, she apparently broke Japanese obscenity laws and has been arrested. 

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Pussy Boat, Rokudenashiko

“I don’t think this is obscene,” Rokudenashiko said to the Japanese police. 

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