Everyone knows that cats can be irresistible when they want to be. When we least expect it they creep into our souls and bury themselves deep. In no time at all, we find that we have acquired a new friend and a loyal companion. Photographer and filmmaker Mitsuaki Iwago was filming a special documentary about cats when one of his muses ran away from its mother and decided to use him as a climbing post. The orange feline used the photographer as a bed, chair, and lookout tower.
Japanese photographer and filmmaker Mitsuaki Iwago was filming a two-part episode for the television company NHK on Okinawa island. The episodes were part of a long running TV show whose stars were the cats the photographer met on the streets of various cities. During his filming session in Okinawa, the tiny feline decided to try and make itself comfortable. It climbed all over the man, briefly settling on his cap and lap. Moreover, it also cuddled with him and fell asleep.
Talking about his way of filming cats, Mitsuaki Iwago explained: “Even what we commonly refer to as ‘stray cats’ will have completely different expressions and body language than cats in other regions. In places where people are calm and tranquil, cats will also be calm and tranquil. In particular, people who live in towns with a lot of sloping roads tend to move at a leisurely pace. As a result, cats also move slowly in such places. Moreover, in places with narrow roads where cars can’t enter, you will be likely to find cats laying in the middle of the street. If you say ‘hello’ to these relaxed cats, they will surely give you a proper reply.”
What do you think of this lovely meeting between Mitsuaki Iwago and the tiny kitten?