The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal made by an artist against a lower court ruling that found her guilty of obscenity for distributing 3D scans of her own genitalia to supporters in 2013 and 2014.

The top court's No. 1 Petty Bench turned down a claim of innocence by 48-year-old Megumi Igarashi, who works under the pseudonym "Rokudenashiko" ("Good-for-nothing girl"), that the distribution was "part of her artistic activities." She will be fined ¥400,000 ($3,740) as ordered by the lower courts.

Igarashi claimed that the data distribution "provided an opportunity for supporters to create something with the data and participate in producing artwork through donations," and was therefore "artistic."