Lake Biwa photo exhibition in Otsu, Shiga

I will hold a small photo exhibition in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture to show pictures of Lake Biwa based on the well-known song, “Biwako Shuko no Uta” or Lake Biwa Boating Song.(琵琶湖周航の歌) Made famous by singer Tokiko Kato in 1971, the song is about a bunch of Kyoto University college students in the college boating club in 1917 who rowed in a sleek, wooden racing boat around Lake Biwa starting at Otsu and stopping overnight at Omi-Maiko, Imazu, and Hikone before returning to Otsu. It was the boat club’s tradition to row around the entire lake every summer. The song mentions famous places in Lake Biwa and

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