Why is saying “vagina” such a taboo in Japan when it’s not a Christian/Muslim/Jewish country anyway?

If you haven’t noticed, vaginas are blurred in J-porn.

Japanese censorship : Censoring the genitals

Japanese censorship : Censoring the genitals

But then, so are penises…

If you watch Japanese porn. South Park Meme.

If you watch Japanese porn. South Park Meme.

(I discussed Japanese laws about censorship in another post.)

If anything, Japan is less hung up on sex than the Philippines (but this is normal, considering that the PI is a hardcore Catholic country with backward laws about marriage and contraceptives) and other western, largely Christian countries. But while penises continue to be celebrated….

The Kanamara "Penis" Festival in Tokyo

The Kanamara “Penis” Festival in Tokyo

Vagina continues to be a taboo..

Sure, I understand that there is also a vagina festival…

But it seems more solemn, less lively, less hip…

less “casual” and “pop”, as the manko artist says.

Well, this lady decided she’s had enough of the taboo on vagina. I mean, when you think about it, shouldn’t vagina be honored more openly (and more frequently)? If it weren’t for a woman’s vagina, we wouldn’t be here. (But then again, if it weren’t for the tane (seed), then we wouldn’t be here either. I get it.)It’s just not fair that having balls mean having guts to do something but being a pussy means being a coward.

“Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding” - said by Betty White allegedly

“Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding” – said by Betty White allegedly

In any case, this woman began taking her vagina fascination to another level by making artworks out of the shape of her vagina.

Her dream is to make her vagina boat that she intends to use to cross a lake. Please watch the  video below.

Unfortunately, she has recently been arrested.

The news reads :  * disclaimers : news translated by me. Please be more understanding. My Japanese sucks!

A woman arrested for the distribution of her vagina’s 3d data

On suspicion of violating the anti-obscenity laws, police arrested Megumi Igarashi aka Rokudenashiko (“bastard child”). Rokudenashiko is  a 42-year old self-proclaimed artist who is a resident of Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. She allegedly distributed digital data of her vagina. According to the  authorities, this is the country’s first arrest from distribution of obscene 3d data.

The data itself is alphanumeric, but once entered into a 3d printer, it can reproduce the form of a vagina in plaster or other materials.

The suspect was believed to have distributed 3d data of her genitals to around 30 male employees in Kagawa prefecture. “I don’t think this is obscene. I don’t agree with the cops who find it obscene. I think of it as similar to hands and feet.”

The woman, Megumi Igarashi, is trying to raise funds her “pussy boat” project by crowd funding.  In exchange for money, she distributes copies of her vagina’s 3d data. She has allegedly been able to solicit around 1,000,000 JPY.

What was once hard to create becomes easy with 3d printing. A Kawasaki man was arrested for downloading data from the internet to print his own gun. This is deemed in violation of Japan’s strict anti-gun laws.

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/news/2014/07/14/kiji/K20140714008562480.html>

 

Feminists will react violently, but this law is applicable to both men and women. Meaning if a man is found to distribute 3d data of his penis, he would also likely be arrested. I salute this woman though – trying to break  taboo in this severely patriarchal country. Let’s go girl!