For over 13 years now, Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandmother Misao, in order to leave a living proof of the woman?s life. Eight years ago, though, Misao found a wonderful companion ? an odd-eyed kitten that found his way to the shed.
The 88-year-old woman named him Fukumaru, which translated from Japanese roughly means ?a circle of good fortune?. Misao and her odd-eyed feline friend have been doing everything together ever since. The woman still goes out into the fields every day, and Fukumaru follows her every step. They eat, rest, water the plants and do their chores together.
Seeing that the strong bond and love between the two shines out of every photo, Miyoko published a hard cover portrait album, called ?Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat?.