The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

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When Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen moved to Hong Kong, he noticed something unusual: it turned out that cats live in many local shops. Simply fascinated by this cultural feature of the Chinese city, Marcel could not resist the desire to capture the mustachioed inhabitants of Hong Kong shops in his photographs.

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Dutchman, fascinated by this culture of "shop cats", created a series of Shop Cats China. These are wonderful photos about the life of four—legged people in the shops of crowded and dynamic Hong Kong. Marcel Heijnen even published a book with photos of mustachioed inhabitants of retail outlets.

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

Shop cats, market cats and just street homeless cats — he shoots all of them, and it's worth saying that the shots are very funny!

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The photos perfectly illustrate the interior of the shops "for their own", and also tell about the tender relationship between the owners and their pets.

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

Cats in stores are a cross between a Chinese tradition and a cultural phenomenon according to which cats live in stores, spending time in a pile of goods together with their owners.

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores

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