Photography: Miyoko Ihara's Grandma and her trusty stray cat are a match made in heaven

Date
22 July 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

I probably wouldn’t happily scroll down on this one if you cried at any of the following films: Homeward Bound, Amore, The Notebook or even Stepmom (“No one loves you like I do”) because this photography series is tear jerk CENTRAL. So photographer Miyoko Ihara decided to start photographing her Grandma and the curiously strong bond she has with a white, stray cat she found in her shed years ago. The cat’s got eyes like Bowie and fur like a Luckdragon’s underbelly, and the old woman’s got eyes that tell a billion tales of hardship and love. Together they form a duo that are rarely seen apart and, as Misao is of a very silent nature, have the ability to communicate through the beautiful act of silence. Buy the book for your emotionally susceptible loved-ones here

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Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

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Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

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Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

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Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

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Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

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Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

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Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

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Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

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Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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