Rokudenashiko is a one-woman revolution. Her brilliance is profane yet innocent, which is a sign of true genius. I’m moved and laughing and crying and angry and overjoyed by her work. Her greatness is overwhelming and right on time.” Margaret Cho
This effortlessly sincere graphic novel is soon to be a classic. Rokudenashiko’s story is one of frustration and a great reminder of the work that still needs to be done. It will remain an important part of the international feminist dialogue until the end of time.” JD Samson
Rokudenashiko is so brave! Her work shows how powerful humor and cuteness can be to affect social change. MANKO FOREVER!” Jillian Tamaki
Rokudenashiko’s brave and adorable vagina-inspired Manko art has the power to terrify grown men, fight for artistic freedom, and make feminists everywhere proud.” Jennifer Camper
“This book is a manga essay written from the epicenter of the controversy, by the artist Rokudenashiko ( ) and in a full-frontal tone the artist asks the world, ‘what is obscenity?’ This book is crucial to understanding who exactly Rokudenashiko is, before getting consumed in arguing for the sake of arguing” about her so-called crimes.” Bijutsu Techo, Art Handbook
“This is actually a feel-good memoir. It’s also crucial reading for understanding the problems with the obscure methods of the Japanese police’s handling of suspects, and while that makes the book sound plenty stiff, the author’s sense of humor make this an outrageously fun read. Setting aside the main gist of the book, the author’s piquant tone and do what you have to, to do you!” attitude is sure to motivate many readers.” MUSIC MAGAZINE
“Rokudenashiko’s works pose a very good opportunity to rethink the way this country has dealt with the idea of gender and how it defines obscenity.” Shukan Jitsuwa, First-Hand Accounts Weekly
A graphic memoir of a good-for-nothing Japanese artist who has been jailed twice for so-called acts of obscenity and the distribution of pornographic materials yet continues to champion the art of pussy. In a society where one can be censored, pixelated, and punished, Rokudenashiko asks what makes pussy so problematic?
Rokudenashiko (“good-for-nothing girl”) is a Japanese artist. She is known for her series of decorated vulva moulds, or “Decoman,” a portmanteau of decorated and manko, slang for vagina. Distributing a 3D scan of her genitalia to crowdfunding supporters led to her arrest for alleged violation of Japanese obscenity laws.
About the Author
Rokudenashiko (“good-for-nothing girl” or “bad girl”) is a Japanese sculptor and mangaka. She is known for her series of decorated vulva moulds, or “Deco-man,” a portmanteau of “decorated” and ” manko,” which is Japanese slang for vagina. The moulds have taken the shape of dioramas, kawaii characters and a kayak based on a 3D scan of her genitalia, which she dubbed the “pussy boat.” Distributing the 3D scan to crowdfunding supporters led to her arrest in 2014 for alleged violation of Japanese obscenity laws. Her work is noted for challenging Japanese perceptions of female sexuality through taboo skewering humour and wit.