I have so far stayed far away from sharing cat pictures on the ‘net, but Misao to Fukumaru (Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat), the story of an elderly woman and her beloved “odd-eyed” cat living in the Japanese country side is irresistible. Find a slide show of photos from the book at nippon.com titled “Enjoying Life One Day at a Time: A Grandma and Her Cat”.
The giant white tubers in these photos are Daikon radishes. I can grow them here in Maine but it will be many years before I have this depth of soil. How many years do you suppose the Bōsō Peninsula has been home to farmers? As to the photo of bathtub filled with orange gourds, I really wish I knew what was going on there, I do.
The book by photographer and grandaugher Ihara Miyoko is available from various sellers on Amazon.