Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat: A Love Story

July 22, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara‘s series depicting her grandmother Misao with her soulmate Fukumara are very touching. Fukumara happens to be a cat.

Misao adopted this mystical fluffball after discovering those piercing two-toned eyes in her shed some years back, and the pair have been inseparable ever since. From working in the fields to reading the morning paper to (of course) their daily orange bath, the two seem to have found sheer, perpetual bliss in each other’s company. Jealous?