Mangaka and artist Rokudenashiko (“rokudenashi” means “ne’er-do-well”) has lately been earning much acclaim (or attention at any rate) for her “Georaman” and other vaginally inspired sculptures, having opted for the direct approach in reproducing her own intimate parts in her work.
A sample of her sculptural portfolio:
“MK Girls College” (MK = “manko” or “pussy” according to Rokudenashiko)
“MK Girls College 2″
“MK Bon Festival”
Some faintly disturbing highlights from a recent interview:
“What prompted you to take so much interest in MK?”
“A friend of mine with a foreigner boyfriend was told that she had to do something about her pubic hair as that is a matter of course overseas. So she went to a pubic hair beauty salon. I heard this and was like ‘They have those kinds of places! I want to try too!’ So I’m shiny and smooth for my current boyfriend.”
“Shiny and smooth… So is he Japanese? Don’t Japanese men recoil if you have no pubic hair?”
“No, he was delighted because ‘she’s made herself so pretty just to have sex with me.’ But after I did that I felt my labia minora was flapping open too much and looked gross, and I decided to have surgery done on it.”
“What was his reaction to your surgery?”
“Well, he didn’t notice at all! Men don’t seem to look very closely at things like that. Maybe it’s like with facial surgery, people don’t really notice. It’s more for the person getting the surgery, isn’t it? So people get surgery over and over until they are satisified.”
“It’s the same with male parts. Men are concerned about being too small or too big, or too fast or too slow, but women don’t care at all. By the way, how much did the operation cost you?”
“There’s a full range. It’s 300,000 at a famous clinic. If you say your labia gets swollen when you ride a bicycle, you can get it covered by insurance for 60,000. I got it cheap by letting the hospital have post-op pictures to monitor my progress.”
Although considered as the tale of her developing a complex about her genitals and feeling compelled to have plastic surgery which nobody even noticed after hearing of a foreign boyfriend making his girlfriend shave it is none too savoury, she has at least created some rather interesting art.
A sample of her manga, for those wondering what else she gets up to: