Namie in Fukushima.
Namie in Fukushima.
I got a call from a resident in Namie.
I told her that I am now going to Fukushima once every 2 weeks.
Next visit will be June 27.
I always try to clean her place as much as I can.
She called me and said,
“I went to Namie today. My neighbors said there are so many crows. So I thought it might have become a mess. I don’t want to let you down. My husband and I devised a place for the food box. Please check it when you go next time.”
I can fix it next time.
Thank you for your consideration.
I want to do something for the residents in Fukushima.
But actually I can’t do anything.
The residents who understand my activity sympathise with me, knowing that I come from so far away, with such limited ability to help.
A resident in Okuma also called.
“Thank you Yui. I went home on the 22nd by bus. I am now 80 years old and didn’t want to go home because I have nothing now. But I was surprised that the house is so clean. It brings back so many memories.”
She was crying.
It is not me, but my fellow Matatabi and Nekokatsu who cleaned up. We wanted at least for you to be able to sit in a chair when you came home.
Someday I hope we can meet.
I hope I can visit her in the place she evacuated to, in Aizu.
Pass the checkpoint and go into Namie, where people can go in only during the day.
We start the feeding activity quickly.
The feeding points are now numerous.
We don’t have enough time, we have to hurry.
In the food box, we can put 15kgs of dry food.
If there are many cats, we fill 2 food boxes.
But as we don’t have enough food, sometimes we can’t fill them up.
I was just wondering whether the wholesale store might donate a damaged one, but it hasn’t happened yet.
And I don’t have enough time to ask for it.
I am so sorry we ask for donations all the time to you.
There are more cats surviving in Namie than in other towns.
One of this reasons is that there is some well water and spring water.
I feel relief when I draw well water.
I left the water bowl here.
There are also some cats here.
We set the drinking water for cats near the feeding point.
The thin stick is for insects to avoid drowning.
Many insects die in the water bowl.
It takes a little more time but I always do this.
I use dry grass, or a stick.
But sometimes I can’t find any.
It is better if I can prepare one.
If you have 30cm sticks, can you send them to me??
go on, go on.
Draw again, well water in the bottle.
I go the same route each time.
But this road was very dangerous before, due to the collapse of house.
I saw this kind of sign at a few places:
“Danger! Keep Out!”
For 3 years nothing has been going on, but it seems it has slowly started.