Artist Megumi Igarashi had never imagined battling investigative authorities over freedom of expression until they claimed she had committed crimes with her works of art.

Igarashi, known by her pseudonym Rokudenashiko, which literally means "good-for-nothing girl," is noted for vagina-themed art, including "Vagina Boat," a fully functional kayak. She used enhanced 3-D scan data of her own vagina to design it.

On July 12, 2014, the artist was spending a typical day at home until police suddenly showed up to arrest her over an art project that they claimed was "obscene." It was just two months after she had held her first solo exhibition.