Because Buzz Patrol’s specializes in bringing you freaky, weird news from around the globe, there is not much that I find shocking or disturbing. However when I read about the 22-year-old chef from Tokyo who had his genitals surgically removed and then served them up to some selective diners at a specially arranged banquet, dubbed “Ham Cybele – Century Banquet,” at the “Asagaya Loft A” event space in the Suginami Ward of Tokyo last month. I must admit, I was more than a little grossed out.
Mao Sugiyama found his diners through Twitter, he tweeted “[Please Retweet] I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen [$1,250]. I’m Japanese. 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. The length at full erection was 16.1 cm [6.3 inches]. 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.”
— エイチシー (@Ho_Ch) April 8, 2012
Of the responses he got, he picked 6 people to pay the 100,000 yen/ $1,250 to eat his appendages and arranged the dinner. Lots of people who didn’t fancy partaking in cannibalism, but wanted to catch a glimpse of it also attended the event. One of the diners was a no show on the night, (do you blame him/her) the others enjoyed (if you can say that) Sugiyama’s bits and pieces cooked with Italian Parsley and button mushrooms. Absolutely sickening!
According to Calorie Lab, the five genital eaters comprised a 32-year-old male manga artist (there for “research”), a 30-year-old white-collar couple (who were “curious”), an attractive 22-year-old woman (who wondered how it would feel), and 29-year-old event planner Shigenobu Matsuzawa, who tweeted before the event, “It’s a once in a lifetime chance, so I decided on the spur of the moment to do it.” Matsuzawa posted a detailed blog post on April 14 after the banquet, including about 20 photographs. He boasted on Twitter that he was getting twice the traffic he’d gotten when his blog was once profiled on prime-time Japanese television. But on May 19 he suddenly deleted the post and replaced it with a new post explaining that the removal was due to privacy considerations. Sugiyama himself had linked to and seemed to endorse the blog post.
Chef Mao Sugiyama describes himself as asexual, claiming that he does not affiliate with either gender. I’ve always heard people say that you need to be a little bit mad to be a chef, but this guy really does take the biscuit.
What was the verdict by the eaters? According to the deleted blog post by Matsuzawa, the hard, rubbery penis root almost bent his fork, and he spit it out after a few chews. The only taste was of the red wine that it had been pre-stewed in. The scrotum was surprisingly even harder and more rubbery than the penis, but tasteless. (Matsuzawa didn’t mention the pubic hair.) The testicles were hard on the outside, soft and glutinous in the middle, with a fishy or gamey taste. One of Matsuzawa’s friends in attendance asked for a piece of the penis and ate it, but after the event became distraught and expressed regret that he had lost his common sense in the heat of the moment.
Understandably, the story went viral in Japan, some people were merely intrigued whilst others were mortified and complained. Calorie Lab contacted the Japanese authorities regarding the strange meal, they said that there was no law about cannibalism in the country so the banquet was perfectly legal. If there is anyone who works for the Japanese legislator – you might wanna think about changing that minor problem in your legal system, before every twisted cannibal in the world finds out and decides to relocate there.
Warning: These pics below are pretty gross…If you are in any way squeamish, I really wouldn’t bother.
Calorie Lab reported:
Sugiyama has not posted any photos of his post-operation crotch area, but in a tweet he responded to a question by saying that surgeons created a urethra opening for urination in front of his anus at the lowest spot of his crotch, not in the front as you might expect. He tweets that his surgery cost him 1 million yen (about $12,500). He reports that video of the Ham Cybele event was taken and that it and a written “Ham Cybele Official Report” will be available at a later date.
You can follow Mao Sugiyama’s Tweets on Twitter.
(Via Calorie Lab)