Japan Arrested The 'Vagina Artist,' But These 5 Phallic Toys Are Apparently Fine

July 15, 2014 8:51 PM

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Japan Arrested The 'Vagina Artist,' But These 5 Phallic Toys Are Apparently Fine

The Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi has long been on a mission to make vaginas "casual and pop." It seems in Japan, that's a battle cry. Early this week, Igarashi, who goes by the name Rokudenashi-ko or “Good-For-Nothing Girl,” was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police.

Her crime was honoring the terms of a crowd-funded project. In a bid to raise money to build a boat shaped like her vulva -- status quo for our girl -- Igarashi offered a prize that runs afoul of Japan's obscenity laws. (See the rather innocuous project video above.)

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