Kabocha no Shita de

Uganda Sensou wo Ikiru Kodomotachi

  • Naoko SAKURAGI (Photography, Text), Ujitaka ITOH (explanation) / 2011.9
  • JPY 1,800 / duodecimo landscape, softcover, 120 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI


In Uganda, hundreds of thousands of people have died  as a result of internecine strifes between peoples and between ethnic groups. This collection of photographs shows children living strongly and energetically in their daily lives, with warfares and a tragic past. There are many color photographs in this book.

[Recommendation] Miyajima Tatsuo (contemporary artist)
Boy soldiers, rape, AIDS. In Uganda, even children are used as tool of war. The photographer stays close to their harsh reality and captures their fullest present, believing in their future…


Photographer. Born in Kochi, Japan in 1977. Graduated from the Faculty of literature at Ritsumeikan University. She visits northern Uganda during the civil war while studying at university and starts taking pictures with the theme of “the possibility of another way of life.” In April 2007, Achiori (northern Uganda) is appointed ambassador for goodwill. NPO corporation (pending) African representative of water. Her website is “Water of Africa”.

Ujitaka ITOH
Born in 1968. literary critic, full-time lecturer in Faculty of literature at Meiji University. His main books are “Kokuhaku no Bungaku(Literature of Confession)”,”Meisaku ha Kakureteiru(Classics are hiding)”(Co-author).

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