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1) Biwa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Biwa, (be┤wa) (KEY) , lake, c. 40 mi (60 km) long and from 2 to 12 mi (3.2-19 km) wide, Shiga prefecture, S Honshu, Japan. The lake, shaped like the biwa, a musical...

2) Biwa. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A lake of southern Honshu, Japan, west of Nagoya. It is the largest lake in the country and a popular scenic resort area....

3) Otsu. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on the southern shore of Lake Biwa near Kyoto. It was an imperial seat in the second and seventh centuries a.d. Population: 268,583....

4) Otsu. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...prefecture, S Honshu, Japan. It is a tourist center and a port for excursion boats on Lake Biwa. Electrical appliances, textiles, precision instruments, computer...

5) The Musmee by Sir Edwin Arnold. Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. 1895. A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895
...newest, strangest sight to see; But when she chatters, laughs, or plays 5 K˘to, biwa, or samisen, No jewel gleams with brighter rays Than flash from those dark lashes...

6) Shiga. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...crop. Textile manufacturing and cattle raising are important. Shiga includes part of Biwa, Japan's largest lake....

7) Japanese music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...music that is of Indian origin. In the 9th and 10th cent. many instruments, including the biwa (a four-stringed bass lute used for accompaniment) and the koto (a...

8) 4. Japan, 1542-1793. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...of the monasteries. 7 1576 Nobunaga set to work on the Azuchi castle on the shores of Lake Biwa. This was the first great castle of Japan and heralded the beginning...

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