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Hiroshima Art Museum Has To Turn Away Curious Cats During Feline Art Exhibits

The Hiroshima Art Museum Cats are Desperate to Enter

Located in Hiroshima, the Onomichi City Museum of Art may have to start ramping up security when it comes time to feature a cat-themed exhibition. It seems whenever the museum holds an exhibit of cat art or cat photography, it effectively turns into a beacon of catnip, summoning feline visitors who wish to see the work for themselves! Recently, upon the opening of another cat exhibit, this time one that celebrates maneki-neko (fortunate beckoning good luck cats) in everything from ukiyo-e to modern art, another kitty tried to gain free entry to check out his friends!

Japanese Museum Guard vs Cats

Of course, they were turned away very politely, in typical Japanese fashion.

You again?

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I can't wait to see all those artsy-fartsy cat celebs!

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You shall not pass!

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I'll get you next time...

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This isn't the first time the museum has had to turn away cats. It appears that many strays lounge around the vicinity of the museum, but whenever it comes time to celebrate feline works of art, those cats suddenly develop an interest in the finer things in life. One cat tried to sneak in to catch a glimpse of an exhibit showcasing pictures taken by cat-photographer Mitsuaki Iwago, and was met with a similar refusal.

While they can't get in without a ticket, it seems some cats are content to view the museum works from the outside.

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By - grape Japan editorial staff.

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