Friday, November 9, 2012

Grandmother And Her Cat Are Captured In A Touching Series Of Photographs For Posterity



88-year-old Misao Ihara and her 9-year-old cat Fukumaru have been inseparable since the blue and golden-eyed cat was born in a shed on her property in 2003. Misa's granddaughter, photographer Miyoko Ihara, began documenting her grandmother's life in pictures three years earlier, and realized she had two lives to document once the cat came along. 





Miyoko tells Nippon.com: “Partly because they are both hard of hearing, my grandmother and Fukumaru are always looking into each other’s eyes. They’re really close. Fukumaru is so happy and contented at my grandmother’s side. When I take a picture of the two of them together it’s like I’m photographing myself as a little girl.”





Last year, Ihara released "Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat," a photography book that beautifully captures the deep spiritual bond between the pair. Even their everyday moments are infused with warmth and understanding, and thanks to these photographs, a love that will continue to live on for generations to come. 

(Check out any the links below for more images from the series.)





Via Nippon.com / Buzzfeed / I Am Chubby Bunny! (Thanks to Mandie from Japan L.A. for the tip!)


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15 comments:

Geeky Glamorous said...

This just makes me feel so warm and fuzzy. :) You are quite welcome!

enigmachine said...

Cats just know, sometimes, don't they?
That's one of the nicest collections I've seen in a while.

Beth said...

So beautiful, so much love!

patti haskins said...

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............................

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

so kawaii i love it!!!! thats love there

MistressCatgirl said...

This is so precious and cute! I love the cat's eyes too.

Katie Isabella said...

OH what a bonded pair. It can and does happen and I love seeing this.

Ingrid King said...

These are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely story, best wishes to the lady, the cat, and the granddaughter.

Prudence said...

Wonderful pictures, lovely faces on both!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Thank you so much for sharing this...I had not heard of the book and the photos are so inspiring!

lamina@do a bit said...

awwwwww... that is just beautiful :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

This was sooo beautiful that it made me cry!!! I love the photo of the two of them on the farm and sleeping together as well as the birthday cake!

nancy said...

Where can I buy this book?

penne.a.la.maggie said...

I had tears just looking at those wonderful photos.. Beautiful photos!

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