A collection of photo essays "Teraneko DAYS Nekohanayama Njai" was published on June 17th from Orange Page.
The stage of the photo essay collection is "Gotanjoji" in the suburbs of Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture. The number of cats increased here because Zen Master Itabashi, who loves cats, protected and received abandoned cats, and it is now known as the Cat Temple.
Twenty-seven cats live in the precincts, and worshipers spend their time stroking, picking up, and taking pictures of the cats. In addition, cats are taken care of as part of the training of monks, and food and medical expenses are covered by donations.
"Temple Cat Days Neko Hanayama Nyai" to be released this time is a collection of photo essays with a message from Zen Master Itabashi Koshu on the photos of the cats at Gotanjoji. A book that teaches you a "don't worry" way of life that will heal your cats and make you feel cheerful and positive in the words of the Zen Master.
The photo was taken by popular photographer Minoru Kitchin. At the time of shooting, he focused on becoming a cat rather than shooting a cat, walking in the precincts with the cat, passing through the forest, and feeling jumping on the roof. The result was reflected in the photograph.
The size is A5 size and the number of pages is 100 pages. The price is 1,300 yen (excluding tax).