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An island festival steeped in history

Our Lives | JAPAN LITE Aug 25, 2019

An island festival steeped in history

by Amy Chavez

In 1185, Japan's Taira (Heike) and Minamoto (Genpei) clans played out the final battle of the Genpei War, the result of which would have a profound effect on Japan ushering in its first shogun with Kamakura as the shogunate. In the latter part of the ...

Colone is a cat that deserves better

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Aug 4, 2019

Colone is a cat that deserves better

There are some animals who spend years, even decades in a cage, even at ARK. They are the passed-over ones, the forgotten, those who have become lost in the shelter and amid the competition for adoption. This handsome gray tabby is one such. He and ...

A happy end for Panjuro, the little powerhouse

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jul 28, 2019

A happy end for Panjuro, the little powerhouse

The attention-loving Panjuro, who was first featured here in October 2017, has found a home in Osaka with Yuka Mori (pictured here) and her father, Seiki Mori. The Moris, who had also adopted their previous dog from ARK, lavish Panjuro with all the attention they ...

A dog with a kind heart and in need of a pal

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jul 21, 2019

A dog with a kind heart and in need of a pal

This sweet little girl came to ARK a long time ago and, for no good reason, she's still at the shelter. It seems she has simply been overlooked. Her name is Makeup and, though it may seem odd at first, it actually describes her incredibly ...