All along, I knew there would be a cat in Beyond Me. From the beginning I knew the cat would black, but I started thinking about how a three-colored cat is considered lucky. I decided the cat would be black. With a red collar and bell. Later, as I was going through my farming photos researching the seasons of the vegetable fields I found this photo.
It was the first and only time I saw that cat. He was sitting next to taro. The photo was taken March 2012, the year after The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.