Miyoko Ihara - Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat
Miyoko Ihara (Photographer, Author)
"Under the sun, everyday is a good day. Another good day, Fukumaru"
12 years ago, Miyoko Ihara began photographing the life of her grandmother, Misao, and Fukumaru the cat.
After he turned up in her shed one day 8 years ago, Misao adopted Fukumaru. Misao named the cat "Fukumaru" in the hope that "God of fuku(good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru(circle)".
Ihara's photographs are a touching and beautiful document of the 87 year old Misao's daily life and the relationship she has with her beloved feline companion.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published by Little More (Nov. 2011)
22 x 1.1 x 15 cm