Photo series of the bond between a grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat

The link to these photos was a present from a radfem blogger. THANK YOU!

Nine years ago, Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the relationship between her grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat. Miyoko’s grandma Misao found the abandoned cat in a shed on her land and the pair have barely been apart since.

Picture: Miyoko Ihara / Rex Features

 
 
 
Photo series of 88-year-old Misao and her odd-eyed cat Fukumaru, in Japan

Photo series of 88-year-old Misao and her odd-eyed cat Fukumaru, in Japan

 

Photo series of 88-year-old Misao and her odd-eyed cat Fukumaru, in Japan

 

Photo series of 88-year-old Misao and her odd-eyed cat Fukumaru, in Japan

 

Photo series of 88-year-old Misao and her odd-eyed cat Fukumaru, in Japan

 

Photo series of 88-year-old Misao and her odd-eyed cat Fukumaru, in Japan

 

Photo series of 88-year-old Misao and her odd-eyed cat Fukumaru, in Japan

 

Photo series of 88-year-old Misao and her odd-eyed cat Fukumaru, in Japan

 

Photo series of 88-year-old Misao and her odd-eyed cat Fukumaru, in Japan

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/9698490/Photo-series-of-the-bond-between-a-grandmother-and-her-odd-eyed-white-cat.html#?frame=2407636

 

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18 thoughts on “Photo series of the bond between a grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat

  1. Highly recommend clicking on link to enjoy viewing all the amazing photographs taken by Miyoko showing the special relationship between her Grandmother and her white cat. Miyoko is a very skilled photographer and must have had considerable patience when waiting for the picture which would illuminate the very special relationship between a woman and cat.

    Cats are not just disposable commodities – they are sensate beings and each animal is unique. Thank you Radfem Blogger for sending Cherryblossom this amazing present and thank you Cherryblossom for providing link so that other women too can enjoy viewing these very special photographs.

    • Ha! I thought somebody might ask about those. No, they’re not pumpkins, 🙂 they’re a Japanese citrus fruit called “Yuzu” and they grow in excess in everybody’s gardens. They’re apparently good for the skin and make a nice citrusy-smelling bath.

      I tried it once but my sensitive skin got a rash!!

      (Although I must admit I did a double take at the largest yuzu, and thought, “Is that a pumpkin?” )

      • Oooh… so THAT’S what a yuzu looks like. Sometimes I get a yuzu-scented shower gel at the co-op I shop at, but I’d love to try one. How extravagant it would be to order some online or something. 😀 So I guess Japan’s yuzu are like Wisconsin’s tomatoes: BUMPER CROP! lol

        I’d like to try making yuzu bitters for Old Fashioneds, also. And, yeah, I need some of those comfy-lookin’ tabi shoes! I must reiterate: what a beautiful woman and a beautiful cat… sigh. Looks like a nice place to live… :3

    • You’re welcome. It’s nice to see images of old women because they’re so invisibilized by the media, and when they do appear, they’re portrayed as complete imbeciles. It’s no coincidence at all that the photographer is female.
      It’s so nice to see images of an old woman *doing* *things*. ANd look how active she is! My bet is that she is well over eighty (would not be at all surprised if she was ninety).

      Looking at the general aura she projects, I feel as though she could be my own grandmother, which shows the commonalities that women share all over the world. Men don’t share the same connection in any way whatsoever. (And it makes you think of transwomen again, and how clueless they are about us)

      It reminds me of something Virginia Woolf once said, something that no man will ever be able to understand, whether he’s got a dress on or not:

      ““As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” –Virginia Woolf

  2. this was lovely, thanks! its funny the more i see men as being harmful to women, the more i think that getting rid of men and having animals around instead is an excellent idea. and as much as old women are marginalized, the “crazy cat ladies” get it with both barrels because they manage to have companionship and eschew men at the same time. thats cray.

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