Japanese Artist Serves Up Own Cooked Genitals

Mao Sugiyama charged $250 a plate

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted May 26, 2012 4:53 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Japanese artist recently cooked and served up his own genitals for diners at $250 a plate—to raise awareness about sexual minorities and pay for his hospital bills, the AFP reports. Mao Sugiyama, who calls himself asexual, had his private parts removed this spring and kept them frozen until the May 13 culinary event. Participants apparently weren't disappointed: Some even asked the 22-year-old when he'll be doing it again.

"But there is only one set of male organ," Sugiyama tweeted. "Unfortunately, I have no plan for the next time." Photos of the meal are available at Calorie Lab, but view them at your own risk; at least Sugiyama served his privates up with mushrooms and a parsley garnish. Tokyo police say they knew all about it, but took no action because cannibalism remains legal in Japan. "It does not violate any detailed rules," an officer said. "There is nothing to take action about."

Mao Sugiyama serves up the family jewels.   (YouTube)
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