Mao Sugiyama: Artist Serves His Own Genitals at Banquet (NSFL)
Mao Sugiyama : Artist Serves His Own Genitals for $250 a Plate
If you were hoping that "Artist Serves His Own Genitals for $250 a Plate" was misleading, it's not. Tokyo artist Mao Sugiyama allegedly had his penis and testicles removed, and then tweeted an invitation for interested parties to show up at a banquet, at which he would be cooking and serving his own genitals.
Five gormandizers were said to have showed up to the banquet, held at an art space: The feast featuring Sugiyama's junk sold for $1,250; that's $250 per person.
When Mao Sugiyama says, "Bite me", he really means it. A self-described asexual, Sugiyama had himself castrated for his 22nd birthday.
Is the Mao Sugiyama Story a Hoax?
We desperately hope that this is a hoax. It's spectacular enough to not quite ring true. All sources lead to CalorieLab, with whom Sugiyama has been in contact via Twitter.
There are photos in the article linked below: they're as NSFW/NSFL as you would expect.
What was the verdict by the eaters? According to the deleted blog post by Matsuzawa, the hard, rubbery penis root almost bent his fork, and he spit it out after a few chews. The only taste was of the red wine that it had been pre-stewed in.
Here's Mao Sugiyama's Twitter announcement:
A rough translation via CBC: "[Please Retweet] I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen [$1,250]. I'm Japanese. The organs were surgically removed at age 22. I was tested to be free of venereal diseases. The organs were of normal function. I was not receiving female hormone treatment. The length at full erection was 16.1 cm [6.3 inches]. First interested buyer will get them, or I will also consider selling to a group. Will prepare and cook as the buyer requests, at his chosen location. If you have questions, please contact me by DM or e-mail."