by Eve Guevara
Vagina kayak artist Megumi Igarashi arrested again
An artist who made a kayak modeled on her own vagina was arrested again on Wednesday, police said, in a case that has garnered international attention and sparked accusations of censorship.
Megumi Igarashi, who calls herself Rokude Nashiko — offensive slang which loosely translates as “reprobate child” — was arrested in July for trying to raise funds online to pay for the construction of a kayak, using a 3-D printer, in the shape of her genitals.
But on Wednesday, Igarashi was taken into police custody again on suspicion of sending a link “that shows her plan to create a boat using three-dimensional obscene data to a large number of people,” a Tokyo police spokeswoman said.