Darling Friendship Between a Farmer and His Pigs


Meet Otchan. He’ s the pig farmer who shares a beautiful relationship with his cuddly pink creatures – all 1, 200 of these.

Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji spent ten years documenting Otchan’ s bond with his animals. The particular caring and loving farmer serenades his pigs with a guitar, takes them to the beach, cuddles using them, or simply spends time with them – a far cry from the frequently abusive and inhumane conditions through pigs in U. S. mass-production farms.

Although it may sometimes look like it, treating farm animals with respect is not unheard of. It has been shown that playing soothing music to milking cows can prompt them to provide farmers with greater yields.

Yamaji wound up publishing a book called “ Pigs And Papa” (available upon Amazon) with his photos of Otchan and his pigs, for which he gained the 13th Japan Self-Publishing Honor.

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Yamaji’ s photo book with these images, “ Pigs Plus Papa, ” is available on Amazon.

Darling Friendship Between a Farmer and His Pigs originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 15, 2014.