Manga cartoonist arrested for her whimsical vagina sculptures


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That is interesting, thought-provoking, and creative. In other words: art.


Given how utterly bizarre and out there some of their porn is, it really makes one go o_0 that this is even on someone’s radar.

“Thanks to the hard work of our police force, this filth is off the street. Now if you excuse me, my DVD of “Preteen Tentacle Rape, Milking, and Impregnation IV” should be in the mail when I get home and I have an evening planned around it.”


Wasn’t it Chaucer who used a description of landscape as a metaphor for a woman’s anatomy?


Presiding Judge Noriki Ando based his decision on a “fear she may destroy evidence or flee.”

She may destroy her vagina? Maybe Judge Noriki watches too much hentai…


Yeah but in all that you’ll never actually see the school girl’s ___, even though you know it’s full of ___ and she’s covered in ___ and her ____ is stretched out past her _____. Only by not ___ing her ____ are we fully protected from ___ and ____ (even if we might ___ on our ____ or someone might ___ our ___s).

Since she’s actually ____ her ____, it’s enough to make little ___s ____.


In practice, Japan usually keeps its porn behind closed doors and heavy curtains just like America does. It’s not supposed to intrude on polite society. So I can almost see the viewpoint there, kinda sorta.

No, the thing that makes me go o_O is that this is the same country that has not one but two annual Penis Festivals, complete with costumes, parades, and dick-shaped popsicles for the kiddies.


Hello, Kitty.


There’s Shakespeare:Venus and Adonis

'Fondling,' she saith, 'since I have hemm'd thee here Within the circuit of this ivory pale, I'll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer; Feed where thou wilt, on mountain or in dale: Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry, Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie. Within this limit is relief enough, Sweet bottom-grass and high delightful plain, Round rising hillocks, brakes obscure and rough, To shelter thee from tempest and from rain Then be my deer, since I am such a park;

I was struck by that, too. Maybe the problem is that the vagina isn’t pixelized? All Japanese porn is censored, in the most transparent way possible.

Also, I like that she writes her name 6d745.

6 = roku
d = de
7 = nana
4 = shi
and the kanji for “ko” looks a bit like a five.


Yet lolicon is acceptable as long as there is some token censorship. The double standards are mind boggling.

This has been a Public Cervix Announcement.


Yes, I remember going to some temple and there is a huge statue of a phallus.
I also recall a cemetery for aborted fetuses.

I feel like people dramatically overestimate how acceptable weird fetish porn is in general Japanese society. Westerners like to boggle over it because toon porn never got a really strong foothold here, but you can buy live-action videos of golden showers, scat, extreme bondage, and what-have-you at most reasonably well-stocked porn stores in the US. Would you, therefore, expect vagina sculptures to go entirely unremarked in a mall display window in hometown America?

I am absolutely not defending her attackers. This stuff is obviously harmless and should be treated as such, and I at least wouldn’t expect arrests if it was displayed in a major American city. But Japan’s relationship with porn and sexuality is no more hypocritical than America’s.


That’s not what I was thinking of, but it will do.

Oh yes it will.


Can you explain the “nana/shichi” thing to me. I’ve never gotten that.

In martial arts class and in language classes it was taught as “shichi” but conversationally it appears that “nana” is the norm. Is this one of those formal/informal language things?


I was wondering the same thing, for the same reason!

Usually “shichi” is used for counting, “nana” is used at other times. You’d use nana when reading out a telephone number because it’s unambiguous–“shichi” could sound like “shi, ichi” (4, 1)–or when you’re saying the cost of something.

Same thing with 4, “shi”. Usually you’d use “shi” for counting, “yon” other times. That one goes double because “shi” sounds the same as the word for death.

I think one is the Japanese reading, the other is the Chinese reading.


So confused.

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What would be the legal ruling for penis/testicles impressions? Some ideas: painted yellow like a peeled banana; black with a trigger in the angle between phallus and scrotum; green and hollowed to hold a flower; and in a natural collaboration with Rokudenashiko, who provides the top of a whale, a glass penis simulating a spout. All very whimsical, of course.

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