Fukushima residents suffered greatly from the nuclear
disaster and they lost a lot of their property and were left with no choice but
to leave the area. However, Naoto Matsumura is the only man brace and
courageous enough to still live in the 12.5-mile exclusive zone. This is
because he knows the animals have also suffered greatly from the incident and he
is a former construction worker. It is because of his courageous efforts for
the animals that he is known as â€˜guardian of Fukushima's animals'.
He is the one who stayed for the animals left by the people in rush to evacuate the area. While he is aware of the fact that how much danger he is exposed to, on daily basis, he continues to live there because of the animals. However, he only eats food that is imported into the area as a precaution. The 55-year old Matsumura left the area at first but came back to help the animals which are shown in the pictures.
This is one of a kind story of a man that is braver than anyone as he has literally sacrificed his own life for the safety and well-being of the abandoned animals. The number of lives he has saved over the time is too big a number and he is truly a living legend who does a lot for the animals on daily basis.
The first picture shows Matsumura sitting with a bunch of cute and adorable kittens and all of them are interesting in climbing on him. Even the little kittens know about their savior as they want to cling to him and play with him. Amazingly courageous is adored by all the animals he has in the area.
The second picture shows Matsumura giving food to a number of pigs and kittens. It is brilliant how the animals have learned to live with each other as they donâ€™t even fight and get along really well. The spirit and efforts of this man are far more worthy than we can imagine.
Matsumura feeds a number of dogs with his own hands and that shows how much he loves all the animals. It is interesting to note that at first, he returned for his own animals only but he saw that there were a lot of abandoned animals, left behind by their ex-owners. He couldnâ€™t ignore them so he decided to stay for them all.
A tiny white adorable kitten is standing on Matsumuraâ€™s right shoulder and is about to give him a kiss on the cheek. Who wouldnâ€™t want a kitten that cute doing cuddling and giving kisses out of love? I bet everyone does and Matsumura is a life-savor who has put his life in danger for the survival of these animals.
The fifth picture shows Matsumura feeding a deer with his own hands and this is just brilliant to see that he does all the work on his own without any external help at all. He also told the media that he was told that he wouldnâ€™t get sick for thirty or forty years because he will be dead by then anyways so he decided to stick around for the animals.
The six picture in the series show Matsumura sitting in a number of cows and taking care of them. Upon his arrival, he came to learn that thousands of cows had already died in that area because they were locked in the barns. So he is sitting among the cows and feeding them with his own hands which shows how deeply he cares for them.
The seventh picture in the series features a cute looking calf being fed by the great Matsumura by his own hands. This calf seems to be the one of many animals liberated from the chains by Matsumura and taken care of in a great way.
Thereâ€™s this picture of Matsumura feeding an ostrich with his own hands. There are several different kinds of animals that rely on Matsumura for food and care. They have embraced him as their protector and guardian and they also show their gratitude to him in their own way.
The picture of Matsumura standing by several bags of food, holding a puppy and playing with a cute cat. It is just remarkable to know that he stays there even after he is forbidden by the government. He says that he cares for the animals more than anything else and cannot abandon them like everyone else.
The picture which shows a couple of ostriches eating food as Matsumura stands near them and watches over them. The spirit of Matsumura has to be appreciated as he relies solely on donations and giveaways by people to feed the animals.