Japanese artist Rokudenashiko, whose real name is Megumi Igarashi, was crowdfunding her dream of making a kayak that was shaped like her vagina when she was reportedly arrested for breaking an obscenity law.
The 42-year-old allegedly broke Japanese obscenity laws by sending 3D printer data of her scanned vagina through email to over 30 people.
In Japan women's privates are not typically spoken about, so Rokudenashiko hopes to demistify female privates through her art.
In Japanese female genitalia are referred to as the discrete "asako" ("down there"), while Rokudenashiko tries to use the more descriptive "manko" ("pussy"), which is heard as an extremely vulgar word.
For men, there are no words with the same taboo and instead many playful words for "penis" which are used by people of all ages without discretion.