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Monument for [url=http://photoguide.jp/txt/Lake_Biwa_Rowing_Song]Lake Biwa Rowing Song (Biwako Shuko no Uta)[/url].
In June 1917, a song called [i]Biwako Shuko no Uta[/i] (Lake Biwa Rowing Song) was composed by college student Taro Oguchi during a boat rowing trip around Lake Biwa. He was a member of the rowing club at Dai-san High School (now Kyoto University). He composed it in [url=http://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=127]Imazu, Shiga Prefecture[/url] during the second night of the trip.

The song is about the boys rowing around Lake Biwa while mentioning famous places like [url=http://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=155]Otsu (the starting point)[/url], [url=http://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=28]Omi-Maiko (Omatsu)[/url], [url=http://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=127]Imazu[/url], [url=http://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=18]Chikubushima[/url], [url=http://photoguide.jp/pix/index.php?cat=9]Nagahama[/url], and [url=http://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=147]Chomeiji[/url].

Another boat mate matched Oguchi's lyrics to the melody based on the old song called [i]Water Lilies[/i] as modified by a young Chiaki Yoshida. It soon became a popular dormitory song.


Keywords: shiga prefecture shigacho omi-maiko omatsu

Monument for Lake Biwa Rowing Song (Biwako Shuko no Uta).

In June 1917, a song called Biwako Shuko no Uta (Lake Biwa Rowing Song) was composed by college student Taro Oguchi during a boat rowing trip around Lake Biwa. He was a member of the rowing club at Dai-san High School (now Kyoto University). He composed it in Imazu, Shiga Prefecture during the second night of the trip.

The song is about the boys rowing around Lake Biwa while mentioning famous places like Otsu (the starting point), Omi-Maiko (Omatsu), Imazu, Chikubushima, Nagahama, and Chomeiji.

Another boat mate matched Oguchi's lyrics to the melody based on the old song called Water Lilies as modified by a young Chiaki Yoshida. It soon became a popular dormitory song.

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