Japanese Man Who Cooked And Served His Own Genitals Is Charged With Indecent Exposure

Ami Angelowicz / September 21, 2012

A few months ago, we told you about Mao Sugiyama, the self-described “asexual” artist who cooked up and served his own genitalia. To be more specific: the 23-year-old underwent elective genital-removal surgery, certified that the body parts were free of infections, froze them for two months, then, under the supervision of a chef, cooked his severed penis shaft, testicles, and scrotal skin, garnished them with button mushrooms and Italian parsley and served the dish for $250 to five lucky diners at a banquet hall in Tokyo. OK. That’s all you need to know. Oh wait. I should add that he also had his nipples removed but decided not to serve them. OK. That’s really all. I promise. (As if you could handle anymore details. I’m practically gagging here at my computer screen.)

Although Japanese authorities couldn’t technically arrest Sugiyama for cannabalism (since there are no laws that prohibit it in the country WHA???), they have managed to charge him with indecent exposure. If convicted, he could face up to two years of jail time of a hefty fine.

It’s time for me to stop writing about this now. I’ve reached my gross-out threshold, which is almost unheard of for me. Goodbye. [Daily Mail UK]