Kihachiro Ueda (上田毅八郎) was a Japanese painter. His primary subject matter is Japanese ships.
During the Second World War, Ueda was an anti-aircraft gunner assigned to several merchant ships. He served on about 28 merchant ships, and 6 of those were attacked and destroyed while he was aboard. During his spare time, he would draw ships. On 13 November 1944, while assigned to Kinka Maru, he was severely injured during a U.S. air raid on Manila Bay. He lost the use of his right hand, but subsequently was able to draw and paint with his left hand.
- Letter dated August 2006, http://kevinhamdorfphotography.com/message%20from%20ueda.htm
- Tamiya, Shunsaku (2001). Master Modeler: Creating the Tamiya Style. Translated by Murray, Giles. pp. 149–152. ISBN 4-7700-2851-2.
- "Kihachiro Ueda (who created also boxart for Tamiya) Memorial Exhibition in Shizuoka Hobby Square". tamiyablog.com. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- 久下悠一郎 (2016-09-26). "艦船プラモの箱絵 浜松の故上田さん作6000点超". 中日新聞 (in Japanese). 中日新聞社. Archived from the original on 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
- http://www.hlj.com/product/sos21798 (Box art collection to show publication)
- http://www.us-japandialogueonpows.org/news.htm (discussion of the donation)
- https://web.archive.org/web/20080320033746/http://www.plaza-e.net/ueda.html (Japanese)
- http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?138612 Kinka Maru; details of 13 November 1944 attack