Ken-Chan & Gosaku are Cultured Cats Extraordinaire!

When an orangie and a house panther pair up, there's no telling what shenanigans that may result. (Queue up the Mission Impawsible music….)

At the Hiroshima Onomichi City Museum in Japan, a sleek black cat and his ginger buddy have been plotting daily break-ins for the past two years. And every day, a security guard puts the kaibosh on their fun.

But get this: even though the museum forcibly removes the cats when they attempt to enter, it still makes money off the pair by selling their likenesses on souveniers in the gift shop!

These cultured cats started showing up in the summer of 2016 when the museum had a cat exhibition. They've been attempting entry every day since.

A guard at the Hiroshima Onomichi City Museum actually spend most of his day shooing the cats away from the automatic doors. Video footage from a museum staff-run Twitter page that is dedicated to every movement that the cats make show the patient guard gently blocking the cats’ entry.

The guard who removes them does it kindly, punctuating the eviction with a sweet pat in the head. 


el gato montés@elgatomontes_

this is discrimination


A museum in Japan spends most of its day refusing entry to 2 cats trying to get in @bijutsu1

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 · Manhattan, K


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  1. Patzy says:

    Just let them in already!  They know they belong there.

  2. I have to agree, all they want to do is go and have a look at the exhibit. Maybe they could get a stroller each and have the royal tour?

    Toodle pips


  3. Brilliant I viewed the video. Ha ha hope they manage to get in especially in the cold weather. x

  4. Either it's a museum stunt to make money, or they don't realize they'd attract more visitors and money by letting the cats in and promoting them to mascots instead of displaced felines!


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