The daily life of a grandma and her odd-eyed cat

posted on December 4th 2013 in Photography with 3 Comments

For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.

The strong bond between the two glows in every shot: “Partly because they are both hard of hearing, my grandmother and Fukumaru are always looking into each other’s eyes. They’re really close,” says Miyoko, who has recently published a hard cover photo album “Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.

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Via: demilked.

currently there's 3 comment(s)

  • Garnette Arledge

    commented on December 5, 2013 at 03:01

    Magical, beautiful, today I’ve looked at these extraordinary photos three times. thank you for the Love. So moving.

  • Kathie

    commented on December 7, 2013 at 14:56

    My grandmother loved cats and was the most special person in my life as I grew up. I miss her every day. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!

  • neda

    commented on December 8, 2013 at 09:45

    they’re lovely.. they don’t need discreption and complements


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