What is Obscenity? is a graphic memoir from Japanese artist Rokudenashiko ("good-for-nothing girl" or "bad girl"), who has been jailed twice for so-called acts of obscenity and the distribution of pornographic materials — yet continues to openly champion the art of pussy.
Rokudenashiko is known for her series of decorated vulva molds, or Deco-Man, a portmanteau of "decorated" and "manko," which is Japanese slang for vagina. The molds have taken the shape of dioramas, kawaii characters, and a kayak based on a 3D scan of her genitalia, which she dubbed the "pussy boat." The scan led to her arrest in 2014 for alleged violation of Japanese obscenity laws.
In a society where one can be censored, pixelated, and punished, Rokudenashiko wonders what makes pussy so problematic?