biwa

~ String instrument

Description

The biwa is a short-necked Japanese fretted lute which is played with a large triangular-shaped plectrum.

Relationships

from: Japan
derived from: pipa (Pearshaped chinese lute)
subtypes: chikuzen biwa
heike biwa
satsuma biwa
Wikidata: Q829729 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Biwa_(1).jpg [info]