Two Cats Have Spent the Last Two Years Trying to Get Into Japanese Museum

PetMD Editorial
Published: November 16, 2018
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In western Japan, the Onomichi city museum of art has taken social media by storm, but it’s not because of the art.

Two local cats have been attempting to gain free admission into the museum for two whole years. That’s right, since 2016, two kitties have been trying their luck at checking out what the Japanese museum has to offer, but to no avail.

The black cat, Ken-chan, has been attempting to enter the museum since the summer of 2016. The museum’s curator, Shinji Umebayashi, tells the Guardian, “I’m guessing that Ken-chan spotted some of the exhibits through the glass, and since the photos included those of black cats, he must have thought he had found a new friend. And then he just kept coming back.”

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Ken-chan was then joined by a new orange tabby cat that they named Go-chan, who has also taken to trying to enter the museum.

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Their relentless efforts have made them beloved by staff, and now the museum sells cat merchandise to celebrate the two kitties.