A Japanese man has been charged with indecent exposure after cooking his genitals and serving them to diners in a restaurant.
The man had, had his penis and testicles surgically removed by a physician in March and had them frozen. After being certified free of infections, he served them up, and garnished them with mushrooms and parsley, to his paying guests.
The man Mao Sugiyama, 23, charged his five diners around £160 to eat his genitals at a restaurant in Suginami, a residential area in western Tokyo. Officers from Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) have filed criminal papers against the man and some of the people who had helped organise the genital eating event and sent them to the Tokyo district public prosecutors’ office. If Mao Sugiyama is found guilty of charges, he will face either two years in jail or a 2.5 million yen ($32,000).
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Mao Sugiyama who goes by the nickname HC describes himself as an ‘asexual’ illustrator. As well as having his genitalia removed he has also had his nipples removed. Originally he had considered eating his own penis and balls however decided to serve them to paying customers instead whilst being supervised by a chef.
The event was announced on social networking site Twitter, where he offered to cook his penis for £800. Afterwards however he decided to split his member and serve it to six guests.
His Twitter posts stated:
‘I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen (£800). I’m Japanese.’
‘The organs were surgically removed at age 22. I was tested to be free of venereal diseases. The organs were of normal function. I was not receiving female hormone treatment.’
‘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.’
The event was attended by at least seventy people at the restaurant, five of them at Mao’s genitalia whilst the rest tucked into beef and crocodile. Those who ate the penis, testes and scrotum meal had to sign a waiver to state that Mao Sugiyama would not be held responsible if they became ill as a result.