Photo Gallery (Video Available!)
- Landscapes of the Forests and Savannah
- Animals in the Forests
- People’s Livelihood
- The Children in the Forests
- The Scenes of Meals
- The World of Songs and Dances
- Conversations and Interactions of the Baka Pygmies
- The People of the Forests and the Fish
- Daily Life Scenes at the Field Station
- Mushrooms in the Forests
The following are introductions of photos. Click the title or photo, then you can jump to the relevant page.
A Baka Pygmy boy is keeping a genette (Genetta servalina) on his head, which his father caught and brought to him. Genettes are called “mboka” in the Baka Pygmy’s language. (Photo: Hattori)
My friends /2004/in Mindoulou/ “We all went water gathering!!”They help out their mums, look after brothers, and also love getting into mischief!? All of them are my (Shikata’s) precious friends. (Photo: Shikata)
Usually, men and women have meals separately. However, everyone picks up and eats from one pot. (Photo: Komatsu)
This page has videos of songs and dances by the Baka Pygmies.
The gathering of songs and dances by the Baka Pygmies, called “be.” The one, who is dancing in the center is a spirit "jengi." (Photo: Kimura)
This page has videos of the Baka Pygmies’ daily conversation and interactions.
The scene of conversation of Baka women who visited the hut of our field station. (Photo: Kimura)
A Bakwele girl, Benye, showed me a little fish which she caught at the Baka’s river bank where it had overflown due to the heavy rain of the rainy season. Even this small amount of fish, which was caught in the bathing spot, can be a decent side dish. (Photo: Oishi)
Mr. Menata, a Baka Pygmy, who takes care to help many of the researchers conducting research in Ndongo with their research and daily life, brought a handmade piggy bank. The person sitting in the back is Mr. Daiji Kimura. (December 10, 2003 at the field station: photo by Oishi)
In tropical forests, you can see mushrooms with various colors and shapes appear on forest floor and from slashes. However, to find out which ones are edible you need to ask someone who lives in and is familiar with the forests. Here, some of relatively common mushrooms will be introduced. (Photos: Oishi)