The Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat photo series, which has recently been beautifully bound into a book, depicts the touching relationship between a woman and her cat. Spanning over 12 years, the woman's granddaughter, Miyoko Ihara, photographed their enduring relationship. Ever since the day Misa found Fukumaru, which breaks up to mean 'good fortune' and 'circle' in Japanese, in the shed, they have been inseparable.
This documentation truly shows not only the beauty of friendship, but the strong ties people can have with their pets. Easily the 88-year-old grandmother's best friend, the odd-eyed kitten has become a staple in her life and vice versa. Anyone with a heart will fall in love with the Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat series.