Due to the worst nuclear accident in Japan in March 2011, high-concentration radioactive substances were released into the atmosphere, which had a great impact on a wide range of environments centered on Fukushima Prefecture.
Based on the dose distribution of radioactive materials that have fallen on the ground, the national government has decided to divide it into evacuation areas and non-evacuation areas, and to establish and manage boundaries for convenience. As a result, people living in areas designated as evacuation areas were forced to leave.
Thus, only natural activities were left in the evacuation area.
Abandoned root vegetables and fruit trees became good food for wild boars, and wild boars and wild boars that became suitable for breeding caused large growth of wild boars.
The nature of this land has come to have a powerful power that is beyond the control of human hands.
Excessive wildlife violence threatens the lives of people farming next to evacuation areas.
Also, in the spring of 2017, evacuation orders for many areas were lifted, and the earnest hopes of the residents who were looking forward to finally returning to their homes have become a heavy stumbling block.
Unintentional wild paradise
The nature of the land where human life has been cut off is released from the pressure of humans. And it unexpectedly turns into a wild paradise. The example of an exclusion zone after the Chernobyl accident is well known, but the current natural appearance of the DMZ (demilitarized zone) on the Korean Peninsula also applies. It is said to be a treasure trove of wild animals inhabited by a wide variety of endangered animals.
The area, which was contaminated with high concentrations of radioactive materials due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and evacuated people, is prospering at a rate that surpasses even the ecological effects of radiation.
This shows the high regenerative power of nature in Japan, but more than that, the pressure of human activities has a great influence on the activities of nature.
Ironically, it was the prosperity of nature caused by the calamity during the peaceful use of nuclear energy to extract the energy needed for human civilization, and it was restored by its merits and demerits in the wake of war. This is an example.
Neither is the prosperity of nature intended by humans.
Wating FOR master
Immediately after the nuclear accident and the high concentration of radioactive material fell out to the ground, I looked around the evacuation site.
At that time, the livestock, dogs and cats that were kept were in a tight situation where there was no choice but to leave them and evacuate. I felt the inevitability of actually visiting the site where the residents had to do so.
In the town, dogs with collars formed a clique and wandered around for food. I saw a dog crossing the road while dragging a chain.
The dogs generally avoided me approaching. The suspicion that his master had left him and disappeared seemed to raise distrust of humans.
As I looked around the houses in the town carefully, I was surprised to see the eyes that quietly stared at me from behind.
A cat was staring at me.
Cats stick to the house they live in and never leave the house. I heard from an acquaintance who loves cats.
What's going on with the cat I met at that time?
Is it possible to live with the owner of that house again?