Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, on Honshu, near Kyoto. 260 sq. mi. (673 sq. km).
- Also called O·mi [oh-mee; Japanese aw-mee] /ˈoʊ mi; Japanese ˈɔ mi/ .
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How to use Biwa in a sentence
One hundred and thirty miles to the west as the crane wings her flight, in the heart of Omi, is Biwa Ko, the lake of the lute.Japanese Fairy World | William Elliot Griffis
On those days I one day went to the city and bought a little doll of blind priest with a Biwa.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1 | Elizabeth Bisland
He sought also the free air and the sound of falling water, yet dearer to him than the plucked strings of sho and Biwa.The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories | L. Adams Beck
To vary the programme a little, we made an excursion on the following day to Lake Biwa, some miles distant.Travels in the Far East | Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
The detached portion of the meizoseismal area near Lake Biwa may also point to a separate focus.A Study of Recent Earthquakes | Charles Davison