A female artist has been arrested on suspicion of distributing data that could be used to reproduce her genitals with a 3-D printer, Tokyo police said Monday.
The suspect, identified as Megumi Igarashi, 42, a resident of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, works under the name Rokudenashi-ko (“No-good Girl”).
Igarashi is suspected of selling the data over the Internet to a 30-year-old male company employee in Kagawa Prefecture in March.
She has so far raised some ¥1 million from various recipients of the 3-D data to fund the construction of a boat that looks like female genitalia, police sources said.
Igarashi told investigators she did not send any pictures of female genitalia and that she does not consider the 3-D data to be obscene material, the sources said.