Mao Sugiyama Investigated for Genital-Cooking Stunt
Artist Mao Sugiyama Violate Japanese Law by Putting His Junk on the Menu?
Tokyo artist Mao Sugiyama, the self-described "asexual" who served his own genitals at a $250-a-plate banquet, is currently under investigation.
While getting castrated is legal (provided it's done at a licensed medical institution, which Sugiyama's procedure indeed was), and serving your own jank is legal, health officials are investigating the event to see if any hygiene laws were broken.
While there's no actual law against cannibalism in Japan (it's just not something they've felt the need to legislate, one supposes), the WTF-factor of Mao Sugiyama's penis-and-testicles tasting menu has prompted that extra bit of scrutiny.
Mao Sugiyama is confident that everything was above-board.