Raising a Family on Cat Island *RERUN
Fukashima is a small island in the southwest of Japan that had a prosperous fishing industry until the early 20th century. But the population declined from 200 to just 13, far outnumbered by their beloved cats. Most remaining islanders were very old, and it seemed that Fukashima had no future until one young family decided to reverse the trend. With the first children to be born here in many years, Abe Tatsuya and Azumi are raising a fresh generation to inherit the island's culture, history and rich nature.
Three generations of the Abe family
Children grow healthy and strong surrounded by nature
The older generation passes on the island's culture
Catching a lobster for the local festival