A Banquet of Human Genitals, Expensive but Legal

CalorieLab reports that the illustrator Mao Sugiyama sold tickets to a dinner where he dressed as a chef to braise and serve his own penis and testicles. Police received many inquires and complaints but reminded CalorieLab that Sugiyama wasn't breaking any laws.

Here is the original invitation, translated from Japanese:

[Please Retweet] I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen [$1,250]. I'm Japanese ... 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.

Turned out Sugiyama received enough requests to sell to a group. Read the full story here, but warning, there are close-up photos of finished dishes (taken by a food blogger, of course) as well as more graphic details.

Any Voice readers in Japan with questions for the chef can meet Sugiyama in person, this Friday at Tokyo's Abilletage corset shop and tea salon from 5 to 9 p.m.

Via The Billfold

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