Tokyo woman accused of distributing image data of her genitals for 3D printing

Megumi Igarashi is soliciting funds to build a ship resembling female genitalia
Megumi Igarashi is soliciting funds to build a ship resembling female genitalia (Twitter)

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday announced the arrest of a 42-year-old woman for distributing data that allows for the creation of a model of her genitals, reports the Sankei Shimbun (July 14).

On March 20, self-proclaimed artist Megumi Igarashi (@6d745), a resident of Setagaya Ward, allegedly sent a link containing image data that can be read by a 3D printer to a 30-year-old male company employee in Kagawa Prefecture.

The suspect, who was charged the distribution of obscene material electronically, has reportedly denied the allegations. “I do not acknowledge that (the work) is an obscenity,” she told police.

The case is the first of its kind in Japan.

Igarashi, who works under the name Rokudenashi-ko (Good-for-nothing girl), is distributing the data as a means of soliciting funds to build a ship resembling female genitalia. Since October, she has collected approximately one million yen from 32 donors nationwide, according to Sports Nippon (July 14).

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14 Responses to "Tokyo woman accused of distributing image data of her genitals for 3D printing"

  1. Phillip   July 14, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Can I see a pic of the model ship?

  2. Disco   July 23, 2014 at 12:15 am

    It is quite offensive that this is illegal. Japan you really need to join the 21st century. Please start with banning cigarette smoking in restaurants! Then the noise trucks, and somewhere later reconcile your nasty pedophilia, casual multigenerational age gaps in dating being normal while adult genitals are taboo.

  3. Olrik   July 29, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    She’s a performance artist, not a prostitute or criminal!