Harsh environment in Fukushima ③Namie-machi
Harsh environment in Fukushima
People can go into Namie-machi during the day, but we rarely see people.
The radiation dose is still high.
When can the residents go home?
The road where we were able drive last time is not still safe.
Please see the following photos.
It is still like this.
It is now 3 years since the disaster.
The houses are damaged by heavy rain, and it looks like they could easily collapse.
There are many such dangerous places.
We go on the usual route for feeding and water supply.
It is empty.
I feel exhausted, but there is a moment which gives me a warm feeling.
It is the smile of residents.
On the way for feeding activity in Namie, I stop by “3.11 rescue” as much as possible.
A-san, from dog team, has been bringing food to Murohara, where Inuneko Kyusainowa can’t go.
So I try to bring the food for Murohara to A-san, and “3.11 Rescue” mediates between A-san and I.
I could stop only for less than 5 minutes, but even if it is a short conversation with smile, I can recharge my energy by talking to a comrade who is desperate to rescue animals.
Then this time,
One resident came from a temporary dwelling in Nihonmatsu to see me in Namie.
She came to visit a grave.
She brought me so many handmade rice balls coated with sweetened red beans, soybean flour, or sesame.
She said that her 2 dogs that were rescued are fine in the temporary dwelling.
Her house in Namie got so damaged.
The wild boar dig holes in the garden, and the storage got trashed.
Her dogs were rescued, and they are living together now.
But whenever she goes home she always leaves food and water for abandoned cats.
The touch of a person's generosity, it is a moment that warms my heart.
Everything was so delicious.
Especially the chopped burdock root was so tasty.