"Anthropological research on the body adornments of a Pygmy hunter-gatherer group"
- April 2010 Enrolled in ASAFAS, Kyoto University.
- August – December 2010 (for a total of 20 weeks)
I travelled to Africa for the first time. In two villages in southeast Cameroon, Ndongo and Son (a small village between Marea and Gribe), I conducted preliminary research on the body modification (e.g. tattoo, piercing, brand, teeth sharpening) of a Pygmy group, the Baka.
- July-December 2011 (for a total of 22 weeks)
I visited the Baka people’s camp near Yokadouma in the East Region of Cameroon to conduct further regional research, then entered Son village to conduct research on how the Baka people learn about their body adornment.