Miyoko Ihara, a japanese photographer, began taking pictures of her grandmother, Misao, 13 years ago to commemorate her rich life. Along the way, the photographer came across a beautiful bond between her now 88-year-old grandmother and a cat named Fukumaru, whose given name roughly translates as “good fortune circle.” In her photo book titled Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat, Ihara captures the affectionate tale of these two best friends doing everything together.
“MY GRANDMOTHER AND HER CAT ARE ALWAYS TOGETHER.
THIS IS THE PHOTOBOOK CAPTURED THE EVERYDAY LIFE OF MY GRANDMOTHER, MISAO WHO BENDS HER SELF TO THE FIELDS WORK WITH HER CAT FUKUMARU.”
“UNDER THE SUN, EVERYDAY IS A GOOD DAY. ANOTHER GOOD DAY, FUKUMARU”