Miyoko Ihara

14.06.2013 in21:03 in Documentary -->


“Under the sun, everyday is a good day. Another good day, Fukumaru”, Misao. Eight years ago, Misao found a odd-eyed kitten in the shed. She named the cat “Fukumaru” in hope that “God of fuku” (good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed like a “maru” (circle)”.

“We’ll never be apart!”, says Misao to Fukumaru. Both of them live in a tiny world, with dignity, with mutual love. Still today, under the blue sky, Misao and Fukumaro work in the fields and in these natural surroundings, where they shine like the stars.”

12 years ago, Japanese photographer, Miyoko (??????) started to take photographs of her grandmother, Misao. Born in 1981 in Chiba (Japan), Miyoko has studied under Kenji Higuchi (????), after graduating from the Press Photography Course at the Nippon Photography Institute in 2002. Miyoko is also a member of The Photographic Society of Japan.

Misao and Fukumaru…

Miyoko Ihara