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A pair of screen paintings by 18th century painter Ito Jakuchu found in at a residence in the Hokuriku region will be shown by a private museum in Shiga Prefecture next fall, a museum official said Saturday.

The Edo period folding screens, which are 159 cm high and 354 cm wide each side, contrast a white elephant sitting on the water’s edge on one screen and a black whale spouting water on the other.

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