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05-27-2012, 11:07 AM
AFP - A Japanese artist cooked his own genitals and served them to five paying diners in Tokyo to cover the medical costs, in a bizarre act to raise awareness about sexual minorities.

Mao Sugiyama had his penis and testicles surgically removed in March and kept them frozen for two months before dishing them out -- seasoned and braised -- to customers at an event hall on May 13, according to postings on his Twitter account and local police.

Diners paid 20,000 yen ($250) for the plate with a portion of genitals. Pictures published on a website appeared to show the meal came complete with mushrooms and a parsley garnish.

The painter, who is reportedly 22, said on Twitter the organ had been removed by a physician and certified to be free of infections.

The meal was prepared under the supervision of a certified cook and diners were required to sign a waiver indemnifying Sugiyama and event organisers.

In May 18 tweets, the artist said steps were taken so the act met all relevant laws, including a ban on organ sales, processing of medical waste and even food sanitation requirements.

"I receive questions from some women and men... asking 'Will there be a next time? Please host it again.' But there is only one set of male organ," he tweeted on May 16.

"Unfortunately, I have no plan for the next time."

Sugiyama, who considers himself "asexual", that is without gender, initially thought about eating the genitals himself, but decided to solicit paying customers to help pay his hospital bills for the surgery.

In an email to AFP, he confirmed the event had taken place and said it was organised to raise awareness about "sexual minorities, x-gender, asexual people". He said he was readying to publish an official account of the day.

Police in Tokyo said they knew of the episode, but added that it had not broken the law as cannibalism was not illegal in Japan.

"We are aware of the case. There was nothing (criminal) to it. It does not violate any detailed rules. There is nothing to take action about," an officer at Suginami police station told AFP


That's nuts!

05-27-2012, 11:15 AM
Guest later remarked, we had a ball!

05-27-2012, 12:29 PM
Liberalism is a disease ...

05-27-2012, 12:34 PM
Oh gosh, $250 bucks for a plate of someones dong. What is wrong with the world.

05-27-2012, 01:29 PM
With parsley? Ugh...!

05-27-2012, 01:40 PM
With parsley? Ugh...!

Maybe it represented fig leaves, for modesty's sake? I don't know. This is beyond weird.

05-27-2012, 03:17 PM
considers himself "asexual"

Having served his bits for dinner, he is now, for sure.

05-29-2012, 07:04 AM

Am I the only one that this jumped out at when reading the article?

05-29-2012, 11:18 AM

Am I the only one that this jumped out at when reading the article?

During WWII, the Japanese were accused of canibalizing POWs in some of the more isolated camps. Wikipedia's article on Japanese War Crimes provides some context:

Many written reports and testimonies collected by the Australian War Crimes Section of the Tokyo tribunal, and investigated by prosecutor William Webb (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/William_Webb_(judge)) (the future Judge-in-Chief), indicate that Japanese personnel in many parts of Asia and the Pacific committed acts of cannibalism (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/Cannibalism) against Allied prisoners of war. In many cases this was inspired by ever-increasing Allied attacks on Japanese supply lines, and the death and illness of Japanese personnel as a result of hunger. However, according to historian Yuki Tanaka: "cannibalism was often a systematic activity conducted by whole squads and under the command of officers".[68] (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/#cite_note-67) This frequently involved murder for the purpose of securing bodies. For example, an Indian (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/British_Raj) POW, Havildar (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/Havildar) Changdi Ram, testified that: "[on November 12, 1944] the Kempeitai beheaded [an Allied] pilot. I saw this from behind a tree and watched some of the Japanese cut flesh from his arms, legs, hips, buttocks and carry it off to their quarters... They cut it small pieces and fried it."[69] (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/#cite_note-68)
In some cases, flesh was cut from living people: another Indian POW, [I]Lance Naik (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/Lance_Naik) Hatam Ali (later a citizen of Pakistan (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/Pakistan)), testified that in New Guinea (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/New_Guinea):

the Japanese started selecting prisoners and every day one prisoner was taken out and killed and eaten by the soldiers. I personally saw this happen and about 100 prisoners were eaten at this place by the Japanese. The remainder of us were taken to another spot 50 miles [80 km] away where 10 prisoners died of sickness. At this place, the Japanese again started selecting prisoners to eat. Those selected were taken to a hut where their flesh was cut from their bodies while they were alive and they were thrown into a ditch where they later died.[70] (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/#cite_note-69)

Perhaps the most senior officer convicted of cannibalism was Lt Gen. Yoshio Tachibana (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/Yoshio_Tachibana) (立花芳夫,Tachibana Yoshio), who with 11 other Japanese personnel was tried in August 1946 in relation to the execution of U.S. Navy airmen, and the cannibalism of at least one of them, during August 1944, on Chichi Jima (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/Chichi_Jima), in the Bonin Islands (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/wiki/Bonin_Islands). The airmen were beheaded on Tachibana's orders. As military and international law did not specifically deal with cannibalism, they were tried for murder and "prevention of honorable burial". Tachibana was sentenced to death, and hanged.[ (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/#cite_note-70)

So, if you're in a Benihana and the chef slips during the knife juggling, you don't have to throw out the meal just because his finger is in there with the shrimp. :evil-grin:

05-29-2012, 01:56 PM
If it's that bad in Japan, imagine what the Peaceful Peoples of the paradise of North Korea eat!

05-29-2012, 02:19 PM
If it's that bad in Japan, imagine what the Peaceful Peoples of the paradise of North Korea eat!

There have been reports of arrests and executions for cannibalism there, but I suspect that they make do without the parsley.