Mao Sugiyama, whose artist name is Ham Cybele, or just HC, is a Tokyo-based illustrator and performance artist. After undergoing gender-nullification surgery in 2012, they decided to create a performance piece in which they prepared a meal of their severed genitals for the highest bidders, in order to raise awareness about asexuality.
Shockingly, around 70 people arrived to bid for their chance to dine on Sugiyama’s special meal. Because of public outrage, Sugiyama was eventually charged with indecent exposure, which almost landed them in jail.
Sugiyama Cooked And Served Their Genitals To Raise Awareness About AsexualityPhoto: Jonathan Pielmayer / Unsplash
Around 70 People Showed Up For The Dinner, But Only Five Could Be Served Sugiyama's Genitals
They Paired Their Genitals With Button Mushrooms And Parsley
Diners Critiqued The Meal And Their Reviews Were Less Than Savory
Sugiyama Underwent Gender Nullification Surgery A Few Weeks Prior To The Dinner
The Diners Who Ate Sugiyama's Genitalia Were From All Walks Of Life