A photo book "Fuku to Marimo" by photographer Kenta Igarashi released in 2015. At the time of its release, the cross-species friendship between the mofumofu owl "Fuku" and the mofumofu kitten "Marimo" became a hot topic.
However, the friendship that transcends the species of cats is not limited to owls. Kenta Igarashi's latest work, "Cat and Friend Calendar BOOK2017," introduces the appearance of cats and different animals getting along with each other, which has become a hot topic on TV and SNS.
Most of the cats that appear in the calendar book are children who came to the owners of dogs, horses, and owls. However, the cats are accepted by different kinds of animals and live happily as members of their families.
The following cats and different animals will appear in the calendar book.
・ "Ginkgo & Azalea & Kabosu"
Kabosu, an older sister Shiba Inu, was brought to the Animal Welfare Center due to the breeder's closure, but was pulled out by a Volandia group and came to the current owner in 2008. The life of the three siblings, Azalea and Ginnan, who live with the Kabosu, is introduced. Of course, azaleas and ginkgo nuts are cute, but the cuteness of Kabosu may make Shiba Inu fans sick.
・ "Old City & Ferret Brothers"
The ancient city of protected cats (Komari), who was accepted by ferrets and came to think of himself as a ferret (?), Is the main character. When ferrets sleep, they all get together and sleep like dumplings. The ancient city, which cannot help but participate in such "ferret dumplings," may really think of itself as a ferret.
・ "Fazenda CK (Cat Assistant & Jackson & Horses)"
Cat assistant of a protected cat living in a private ranch "Fazenda CK)". Not only the rancher and his wife, but also Doberman Jackson, who was raised as a babysitter, has been near the horse since he was a kitten, so he became a ranch cat who is close to the horse.
・ "Suetoshi Ranch (cats and capybaras, miniature horses, mini pigs, turtles, etc.)"
"Suetoshi Ranch" became a hot topic in the photo of a kitten that seems to be close to the miniature horses. In addition to miniature horses, tortoises and capybaras also live in the mini zoo, which is named after the site. Cats that have grown up by interacting with these animals from about a month after birth will become courageous and friendly children.
・ "Fuku and Marimo"
Marimo was a small kitten in the photo book "Fuku to Marimo" released in 2015. The calendar BOOK introduces not only the photographs of those days, but also Marimo, who has grown into a calm lady after a year.
The calendar BOOK has 44 pages in total. Twenty-four pages of them are calendars that can be hung on the wall. The rest of the page has pictures and textual introductions of cats and different animals featured on the calendar. In addition, there are notes from veterinarians regarding simultaneous breeding of different species. Even after using it as a calendar, it can be stored on the bookshelf.
A picture postcard that can be cut out and used is also included at the end of the book. Even if you haven't put out a postcard for a while, there are 8 cute picture postcards that you might want to write to someone after a long time.
The price is 864 yen (including consumption tax). You can purchase it at bookstores nationwide.
(The images in this article were provided by the author, photographer Kenta Igarashi.)