The fact that talking about the vagina is taboo in Japan does not matter to Japanese artist Rokude. She is bothered with the slur that surrounds the vagina and wants to break the taboo by making everyday objects like phone cases and car toys based on the shape of her own vagina. Her dream is to make a life size 'pussy boat' and set sail across the ocean.
vpro Metropolis was a video project by Dutch broadcast organisation vpro, that ran from 2008 to 2015. Metropolis is made by a global collective of young filmmakers and TV producers, reporting on remarkable stories from their own country/city. We made a trip around the globe on one single issue: from local beauty ideals to Elvis impersonators, to what's it like being gay, or an outcast or a dog in different cultures.