Otchan is a Japanese farmer who loves each of his 1,200 pigs. He plays with them, cuddles them and even sings with them!

Photographer Toshiteru Yamaji had the idea to capture this beautiful and charming friendship between a farmer and his pigs. Yamaji was an amateur photographer at the time, and issued a self-published book entitled "Pigs and Papa" in 2009, which is available on Amazon.

The respect and love shown to these animals contrasts strongly with the rearing conditions that may be encountered on farms. Admirable!

Source & photo: Demilked - Toshiteru Yamaji

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