WORLD'S famous "nullo" Mao Sugiyam had his genitals surgically removed before cooking and serving them to paying customers at a public restaurant in Japan.
The Tokyo illustrator, 30, said the cannibalistic dinner, hosted in 2012, was designed to raise awareness about “sexual minorities, x-gender, asexual people.”
3 He made the guests sign a waiver stating he wasn’t responsible if they got sick from his 'meal'
YouTube3 Sugiyama said that prior to the strange event, he went on a one-month sex binge
Before turning 22, Sugiyama underwent elective genital-removal surgery.
His severed penis, testicles, and scrotal skin were divided up and garnished with button mushrooms and Italian parsley.
After receiving the genital-removal surgery, he sent a tweet out in 2012, saying: "Please retweet. I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen.
"The organs were surgically removed at age 22. I was tested to be free of venereal diseases. The organs were of normal function.
"I was not receiving female hormone treatment. First interested buyer will get them, or I will also consider selling to a group.
"Will prepare and cook as the buyer requests, at his chosen location. If you have questions, please contact me by DM or e-mail."
DINERS PAID £190 FOR 'SPECIAL' MEAL
Two months later, he held a banquet complete with musical entertainment, a panel, and lastly, the main course which was served with a button mushroom garnish.
After the amount of attention the announcement garnered, Sugiyama turned the event into a public banquet, calling it “Ham Cybele — Century Banquet.”
Around 70 people showed up for the banquet, held at an event space in Tokyo.
Five diners paid £190 a plate for the “special” meal, while other attendees ate beef and crocodile meat.
Sugiyama said that prior to the strange event, he went on a one-month sex binge before the surgery to make sure he wouldn’t regret it.
He made the guests sign a waiver stating he wasn’t responsible if they got sick from his “meal.”
Before tucking into dinner, guests sat down to listen to a piano recital and take part in a panel discussion, CalorieLab.com reported.
What is a nullo?
Nullo is a body-modification term which refers to men who have their genitals removed.
While some in the subculture identify as “eunuchs”, others are asexual or submissive homosexuals.
The term nullo is short for genital nullification.
Unfortunately for the diners, the meal was underwhelming, with some describing the penis as having a rubbery texture and bland taste, reported ATI.
The five diners that night included a curious couple, a male manga artist, a 22-year old woman, and an event planner.
The Japan Daily Press reports that, if convicted of indecent exposure, Sugiyama could face up to two years in jail and a fine of roughly $32,000.
Three other people who helped organise the event face charges, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
Sugiyama was charged with indecent exposure more than two months after the headline-grabbing meal.
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More recently, an IT worker has revealed how he hacked off his own penis and testicles with an ultra-sharp knife in a gruesome bid to become a genitalia-free “nullo.”
Trent Gates, 23, from Washington DC, cut off his todger in April 2016 after being inspired at the age of 15 to remove his sex organs by pictures of another castrated man.
He severed his testicles with an ultra-sharp ceramic blade in a dangerous DIY op back in January 2017 to complete the transformation.
YouTube3 Five diners paid £190 a plate for the 'special' meal, while other attendees ate beef and crocodile meat