Tokyo-Based Artist Arrested For 3D Printing Her Vagina

A 42-year-old artist named Megumi Igarashi has been arrested in Tokyo for transmitting 3D models of her vagina which, under Japanese obscenity laws, is considered illegal. She sent the files via email to customers who bought copies on her website. She was raising money to build a vagina-shaped boat.

“As an artist, I focus on my own vagina as the motif for my art,” she wrote. “My work is against discriminative / ignorant treatment of the vagina.”

“I cannot understand why the police recognize the 3D data as obscene material,” she said.

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