"Lake Biwa Rowing Song" Locations 琵琶湖周航の歌の名所


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Pictures of places related to this nationally famous song (Biwako Shuko no Uta) composed by Oguchi Taro and his college boatmates from Kyoto who rowed completely around Lake Biwa in 1917. Each verse sings about different places along the lake: Otsu, Omi-Maiko, Imazu, Chikubushima, Nagahama, Mt. Ibuki, Hikone, and Chomeiji. CD also on sale here.

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Biwako Shuko no Uta Song Monuments 琵琶湖周航の歌 歌碑


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Shiga Prefecture has a monument for each of the six verses at the respective places mentioned in the song "Biwako Shuko no Uta" (Lake Biwa Rowing Song). More info about Lake Biwa Rowing Song here.

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Lake Biwa Rowing Song Performances 英語版の公の場


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Public performances of "Lake Biwa Rowing Song" ever since June 3, 2006 when the song was sung in public for the first time in Imazu, Shiga.

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90th Anniversary 開示90周年記念事業


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On June 16, 2007, Imazu marked the 90th anniversary of the song by organizing a boat cruise on Lake Biwa and other activities. We also introduced our Lake Biwa Rowing Song CD this day. チャーター船による琵琶湖周航クルージング

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Lake Biwa Rowing Song News Articles 新聞記事


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Japanese newspaper articles related to Lake Biwa Rowing Song. More info about Lake Biwa Rowing Song here. 英語版関連の新聞記事。

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Exhibitions 写真展


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Pictures of photo exhibitions I've held since Nov. 2005 to introduce the Lake Biwa Rowing Song (Biwako Shuko no Uta), mainly in Shiga Prefecture and once in Kyoto in 2011.

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Oguchi Taro 小口太郎


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Oguchi Taro is one of Okaya's most honored sons. Best known for writing the song "Biwako Shuko no Uta" (Lake Biwa Rowing Song). A monument dedicated to him and his song is on the shore of Lake Suwa. Also see the video at YouTube. More info about Taro Oguchi here.

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Yoshida Chiaki Home 吉田千秋の生家


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Home of Yoshida Chiaki who composed a song called "Hitsuji-gusa" (Water Lilies) whose melody was used for the song "Biwako Shuko no Uta" (Lake Biwa Rowing Song). More about Yoshida Chiaki here.

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