But Rokudenashiko does believe her experience is singular in a notable way. “I’m probably the first woman to ever be arrested in Japan for using her own vagina as an expression,” she says. “I think I’m also the first person to question why this is wrong.”According to Rokudenashiko’s lawyer, it’s likely that her trial will drag on for another year or so. Despite her prolonged legal battle and the police intimidation she’s encountered, though, she’s refusing to back down. “I’m a [socially] vulnerable single woman. I think the police assumed that by arresting me and putting me in jail, I would easily apologize,” she says softly, holding a Manko-chan stuffed animal in her lap. “But I’ll definitely fight for my innocence.”

Quelle: In the Studio With Japan’s Controversial Vagina Artist | Broadly