Some people get dragged into museums against their will and can’t wait to get out. For two years, these two cats have been desperately trying to get in. Gosaku and Ken-chan, two cats living in the city of Onomichi in Japan, have been trying their best to break into the Onomichi Museum of Art. It all started back in 2016 when the museum hosted an exhibition of cat photography by Mitsuaki Iwago, and the two cats have been lurking around the grounds ever since, trying their best to get inside.
— 尾道市立美術館 (@bijutsu1) November 11, 2018
Rather than chasing the cats away, however, the museum’s guards take a more tender approach. Since they’re such regulars on the premises, the cats are treated to head pats, ear scratches, and ultimately, a gentle shooing away.
— 尾道市立美術館 (@bijutsu1) October 27, 2018
— 尾道市立美術館 (@bijutsu1) November 2, 2018
The museum itself has actually incorporated the cats into its gift shop souvenirs, and the museum’s official Twitter account regularly chronicles the felines’ movements.
the museum made the black cat into a tote bag in their gift shop lol pic.twitter.com/Vmtej83Zlg
— main line mom (@snickidoodlee) November 14, 2018