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Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

$ 42.00

"Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat" by Miyoko Ihara

"My grandmother and her cat are always together. This is the photobook captured the everyday the everyday life of my grandmother, Misao, who bends her self to the fields work with her cat Fukumaru."   -Miyoko Ihara

12 years ago, Miyoko Ihara started to take photographs of her grandmother, Misao. Miyoko wanted to leave a living proof of her. One day, her grandmother found an odd-eyed kitten in the shed. She named the cat "Fukumaru" in hope that "God of fuku (good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle)."

Even though she was 87 years old, she still goes out into the fields everyday, and Fukumaru always accompanies her. 

Green fields, blooming flowers and plump fruits... in the colorful, diverse landscape, the life of an old lady and a cat is captured in the photographs. It has been 8 years since they first met. The grandmother whose hearing has become weak and Fukumaru who has hearing disabilities are always looking into each other's eyes and feeling warmth. 

When the white clouds float across the blue sky, the grandmother and her cat go out in the field. 

This book is full of preciousness and beauty of the daily life.

Made in Japan.


Dimensions: 5.6" x 8.4" / 70 pages

Published: 2011