massive-goods: Rokudenashiko is in the running for a Los Angeles...



massive-goods:

Rokudenashiko is in the running for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novels category, and winners are announced Friday, so look for those updates on our Twitter and Instagram accounts! Twitter: @gaymanga, Instagram: @massivegay.

Nashiko has just cleared another hurdle, taking 2 steps forward and a step back with the Higher Tokyo Courts who announced a verdict earlier this week upholding the Lower Court’s decision: not guilty on the one count of indecent artwork (for the manko dioramas based on 3d and plaster castes of her vulva), and guilty on the count of distribution of obscenity for releasing technical data files of the 3D rendering of her vulva as a reward to crowdfunding participants. Nashiko seems hopeful though. “The Higher Court at least heard what my defense team had to say about defining art projects, whereas the Lower Court didn’t give us a chance to do even that.” The country continues to observe how we parse the boundaries of digital versus compositional art, as Nashiko’s defense team immediately filed an appeal to the guilty conviction and will see the judges in Japan’s Superior Court next, pending a 400k JPY fine. 

Read this fascinating interview and history of obscenity cases in Japan at the Japan Times published Tuesday 4/18. 

Rokudenashiko has cleared another trial hurdle in Tokyo while poised to accept a potential Los Angeles Times Book Prize, this week.

massive-goods: Rokudenashiko is in the running for a Los Angeles...



massive-goods:

Rokudenashiko is in the running for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novels category, and winners are announced Friday, so look for those updates on our Twitter and Instagram accounts! Twitter: @gaymanga, Instagram: @massivegay.

Nashiko has just cleared another hurdle, taking 2 steps forward and a step back with the Higher Tokyo Courts who announced a verdict earlier this week upholding the Lower Court’s decision: not guilty on the one count of indecent artwork (for the manko dioramas based on 3d and plaster castes of her vulva), and guilty on the count of distribution of obscenity for releasing technical data files of the 3D rendering of her vulva as a reward to crowdfunding participants. Nashiko seems hopeful though. “The Higher Court at least heard what my defense team had to say about defining art projects, whereas the Lower Court didn’t give us a chance to do even that.” The country continues to observe how we parse the boundaries of digital versus compositional art, as Nashiko’s defense team immediately filed an appeal to the guilty conviction and will see the judges in Japan’s Superior Court next, pending a 400k JPY fine. 

Read this fascinating interview and history of obscenity cases in Japan at the Japan Times published Tuesday 4/18. 

Rokudenashiko has cleared another trial hurdle in Tokyo while poised to accept a potential Los Angeles Times Book Prize, this week.

Rokudenashiko is in the running for a Los Angeles Times Book...



Rokudenashiko is in the running for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novels category, and winners are announced Friday, so look for those updates on our Twitter and Instagram accounts! Twitter: @gaymanga, Instagram: @massivegay.

Nashiko has just cleared another hurdle, taking 2 steps forward and a step back with the Higher Tokyo Courts who announced a verdict earlier this week upholding the Lower Court’s decision: not guilty on the one count of indecent artwork (for the manko dioramas based on 3d and plaster castes of her vulva), and guilty on the count of distribution of obscenity for releasing technical data files of the 3D rendering of her vulva as a reward to crowdfunding participants. Nashiko seems hopeful though. “The Higher Court at least heard what my defense team had to say about defining art projects, whereas the Lower Court didn’t give us a chance to do even that.” The country continues to observe how we parse the boundaries of digital versus compositional art, as Nashiko’s defense team immediately filed an appeal to the guilty conviction and will see the judges in Japan’s Superior Court next, pending a 400k JPY fine. 

Read this fascinating interview and history of obscenity cases in Japan at the Japan Times published Tuesday 4/18. 

We’re thrilled to announce that “What is Obscenity: The Story of...



We’re thrilled to announce that “What is Obscenity: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist And Her Pussy” by Rokudenashiko is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novel category!! The winner will be announced on April 21 at USC in Los Angeles, in tandem with the Book Festival.

On May 2, Rokudenashiko will herself be making a much-anticipated appearance at the PEN World Voices Festival in a conversation with sculptor Ali Asgar. 

“Exposure: Gender Sex and Power” is a ticketed event, so book your seat now and stay tuned for MASSIVE promos and fun giveaways planned for Rokudenashiko’s talk!

#FREEMANKO for Rokudenashiko!

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Securing safe passage for Rokudenashiko has proved extremely difficult throughout our FREE MANKO tour preparations. This week another obstacle has popped up in our way. For strictly bureaucratic reasons, Rokudenashiko’s Canadian travel visa has been denied. While we’re working to amend this and have not canceled any tour events, with the announcement of her trial verdict and the tour kick off both expected next week it is more important now than ever before to show support for the Japanese manko-artist fighting for gender equality and the liberation of pussies everywhere. Here’s how you can help: spread the word about Rokudenashiko online using the hashtag #FREEMANKO, tweet about her, blog about her, and post photos of yourself wearing the FREE MANKO tee on instagram. When someone asks, “What’s MANKO?” explain to them that it’s Japanese slang for vagina, the representation of which is vital for a gender-equal society that honors and celebrates women’s bodies and sexuality. #FREEMANKO!