05 January 2013



first, i wanted to share with you these wonderful photos of a loving relationship between a woman named Misa and her cat called Fukumaru.  the photos were taken by Misa's granddaughter Miyoko Ihara

many of you might have already seen some of these before, or even own the book!  but it was funny because the last time i was in Tokyo, i was just browsing through the bookstores and actually saw this book on the shelf!  i was "this close" to buying a copy for myself, but ended up passing the chance... and then not too long ago my friend Nara, sent me an email with a link to these photos and it made me smile so much :-D

i wish both of them live many more years to come with good health and many laughs together... as i wish the same for all of YOU this new 2013 year!!  you can see many more photos here and here

...and one more thing i wanted to share with you were these very kind and bright words left by a person named Neil Gaiman, who left a comment on my last post.  i could not have said a more beautiful new years greeting than the way he simply put it:
"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."
thank you Neil!  and i hope all of you had a happy new years and a wonderful 2013 ahead!  ♡♡♡


Hello Sandwich said...

Happy New Year!!!
Those are such cute photos aren't they! And What a lovely message from Neil!
Love Sandwich

Luuworld said...

A happy new year hug to you!

that new year's wish from neil is wonderful. how can i top that?

those pics of the granny and the cat are some of the nicest pics i've seen in a while. so tender and lovely.

thwany said...

Aww, their relationship definitely seems special.

And that cat's eyes are just so beautiful.

Rina said...

These two look very happy!
And what a beautiful cat. I truly love these photos.
I hope one day I can have a special relationship (especially with a cat!) just like theirs! :)

Юля said...

Could you say is there any translation of "Fukumaru"?)

KC said...

oh they are both so very cute. the photos make me happy. happy new year! :)


Jay said...

When I saw this it melted my heart. <3333

www.finelittleday.com said...

I love these photos :)
Happy New Year Aron!

Dennie said...

this blog is just great, full of lovely inspiration, thanks for that!
happy new year and best wishes from the Czech Republic,

HomeCollection. said...

i love this collection of photos !
i wish you a happy new year too - filled with the most beautiful things !

Jennifer said...

Such an adorable pair ~ lovely photos.

Yoli said...

Happy New Year my friend!!! Love those photos they are so heartfelt. In life that is what it is all about, nature, simple good food and friends, be it human or animals.

Wait and see, 2013 will be your best year yet. Don't let anything hold you back. You are such a good soul you bring positive energy and love to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Aron! (๑•ᴗ•๑)ノ

I'm the Anonymous and "Neil" from your previous post. There seems to have been a mix-up, haha! ^^

Neil Gaimon is actually this man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman

I found the quote by him and left it because I think it's really lovely! ;)

(Unfortunately, I am not nearly as articulate!)

Anonymous said...

These photos are so lovely; thank you for sharing! =)

Wow, that cat has some amazing eyes! *_*

hiki said...

this obaachan and neko chan are sooooo cute! these photos made me smile too :)
I can not say any nice new year greeting like Neil but I hope 2013 will bring lots of ハッピー&たのしい!things for you Aron!

Hanna said...

Oh I saw this in Kinokuniya in Sydney and, like you, I was "this" close from buying it! haha
They photos make you smile.

Hanna said...


the béchamel sauce said...

my, that is lovely. This kinda remind me of my grandma. I do miss her a little bit :)