- Lake, the largest lake in Japan, on Honshu, near Kyoto. 260 sq. mi. (673 sq. km).
Also called Omi.
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Examples from the Web for biwa
She played the samisen, the kotto, the biwa, and the small hand-drum.
He heard the sound of a biwa (mandolin) proceeding from a veranda.Japanese Literature
A fine native fruit, when well grown, is the biwa or loquat.The Foundations of Japan
J.W. Robertson Scott
For many hours he had played, drawing strange music from his biwa.The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories
L. Adams Beck
A wandering ballad-singer passed that way, with his biwa slung across his back.