Origin : Japan
Made of : porcelain - potery
Classification : things / shapes
Maker : ?
About "biwa" (biwa - 琵琶) :
The biwa is a string musical instrument. It derives from a Chinese lute called pipa, which itself derives from a Persian/Middle Eastern lute called barbat. The biwa reached Japan from China during the Nara Period (710-759 AD).
There are seven types of biwa, chacterized by the number of strings, the sound, the type of plectrum, and the uses.