Biwa Player

A Biwa Player

Biwa was a pear-shaped lute, [1] with four to five strings, five frets and was played using a thing pick made of wood or ivory. The most famous biwa was the Biwa of Kakita that Kakita carved out of a piece of driftwood and gave to Lady Doji. [2] [3]

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  1. Book of Air, p. 115
  2. Way of the Crane, p. 63
  3. The Perfect Gift, by Shawn Carman

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