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みさおとふくまる Misao & Fukumaru



A couple of weeks ago I saw these amazing photos of an old Japanese lady and her cat online. I then found the book and a bit more information about big mama Misao and her cat Fukumaru. The images document their life together, and are so touching and beautiful  I was stunned. I wondered who has such amazing access, and it turns out that it was Misao’s granddaughter, a professional photographer. She really captured something special.

It is by far my favorite book of Japan images, and I’m a dog rather than a cat person!

It’s available from Amazon Japan here: みさおとふくまる

Out of stock on Amazon U.S., but may reappear: Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat (Japanese Edition)





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Travel writer and photographer living in Okinawa, Japan

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