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Taking on the cold winters in Inawashiro

Words by Hannah Davenport. Photography by Fernanda De Icaza.

Cha Cha on a morning walk

Winter is still very much upon us here in the magical valleys of Inawashiro. From the outside the shelter seems like a scene from a fairytale, with the snow covered peaks of Mount Bandai looming in the backdrop. Dog walks with Addy and Cha Cha become daily adventures across the surrounding scenic terrain, challenging the depths of the snow and the intensity of the blizzards. All the more satisfying with the knowledge of returning to a house filled with 24 friendly felines.

Mount Bandai


Addy and Cha Cha on a night time walk



The surrounding forest






Author: Amazing Jcn Shelter Volunteer

Cat cuddler , Addy/Chacha's doggie tour guide, and JCN news reporter

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