Saturday, January 12, 2013

Garden Companion

This picture is from a photobook put together by Miyoko Ihara.

She writes: "My grandmother and her cat are always together. This photobook captured the everyday life of my grandmother, Misao, who bends her self to the fieldwork with her cat, Fukumaru.

"One day, her grandmother found a 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 thought she is 87 years old, she still go out into the fields everyday, and Fukumaru always accompany 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 become weak and Fukumaru who has hearing disabilities are always looking into each other's eyes and feeling warmth each other. When the white cloud float across the blue sky, the grandmother and her cat go out in the filed today too."

See more about the photobook here:

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