10 May 2016

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Japanese Vagina Artist Megumi Igarashi Found Guilty In Obscenity Trial

Megumi Igarashi, the Japanese artist best known for her vagina shaped construction of a kayak has been convicted after a high-profile obscenity trial. The 44 year old, who creates objects modelled on her vagina was convicted Monday in a decision likely to reignite accusations of heavy-handed censorship.  A Tokyo District Court fined Igarashi 400,000 yen ($3,700) however the penalty was halved by what prosecutors originally […]

16 April 2015

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Japanese Vagina Artist Megumi Igarashi Pleads Not Guilty To Obscenity Charges

The Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, who was charged for obscenity while showcasing her plans to build a kayak shaped like her vagina has pleaded not guilty in a Tokyo court on Wednesday.  The case has provoked a reaction from the artist community accusing the authorities of  heavy-handed censorship . The artist has stated that she ‘had done nothing wrong’ in distributing […]

26 December 2014

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Japanese Artist Megumi Igarashi Charged In Art Obscenity Case

Megumi Igarashi the Japanese artist who arrested for creating a kayak based on an image of her vagina has now been charged with obscenity by Japanese authorities, and could face up to two years in jail. But the artist says that her work is supposed to provoke laughter, not offence. The artist has now been […]

4 December 2014

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Japanese Artist Megumi Igarashi Arrested For Obscenity In Tokyo

Megumi Igarashi the Japanese artist who created a kayak based on an image of her vagina has been arrested for obscenity. Police stated, in a case, that clearly spells censorship, that Igarashi, who goes by the name of Rokude Nashiko which is slang for “good for nothing girl” was arrested in July for attempting to […]