TOKYO: Japan’s infamous “vagina artist” has announced her engagement, to a British rocker. Megumi Igarashi, who calls herself Rokudenashiko (good-for-nothing girl), announced Tuesday online that she will wed vocalist and guitarist Mike Scott of The Waterboys, a British folk rock outfit.
Igarashi is currently on trial for obscenity.
“I would like to thank the police from the bottom of my heart for this relationship, because it all started when news about my arrest went viral,” she tweeted on Thursday. “For my wedding ceremony, I would like to invite the prosecutors who indicted me, as well as the police.”
Igarashi was arrested in July 2014 for distributing “obscene” objects, namely sets of digital data comprising 3-D scans of her vagina.
The data was suitable for output on a 3-D printer. The scans were part of a larger online plan to raise money to build a kayak modeled on her vagina.
She was released several days later but was indicted again in Dec. 2014 for “displaying obscene materials publicly.”
Prosecutors have asked the Tokyo District Court for a fine of ¥800,000, while Igarashi insists her art is not obscene. The court is expected to hand down a ruling on the case on May 9. TNS