Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Misao to Fukumaru

A Japanese photographer's ode to her grandmother and her cat

This is the life I want to live when I am 87 like her. The most wonderful quote from the photographer, Ihara Miyoko, is this: 

“Partly because they are both hard of hearing, my grandmother and Fukumaru are always looking into each other’s eyes. They’re really close... Fukumaru is so happy and contented at my grandmother’s side. When I take a picture of the two of them together it’s like I’m photographing myself as a little girl.”

All photos by Ihara Miyoko, courtesy of Nippon.com. So far as I can tell the book is not available in English yet, though I am hoping it will be soon.

No comments:

Post a Comment