Tsutomu Takamura posted on his blog site an article about a trip he made to Tomioka-machi, June 2, 2011. It was to talk to the mayor of Tomioka, Mr. Endo, about the cattle in the town of Tomioka. He and others scouted various areas and took photos. In one of the photos, most of the people that were with him are wearing a simple mask over their faces. The photo of Mr. Takamura shows him wearing a gas mask that filters the air and offers a higher degree of protection than the other type of mask being worn by the others. The mask that he is wearing would offer more protection against “inhaling” anything that may have been contaminated from radiation, like dust.