Zi Fang was the literary name of Zhang Liang (in Japanese, Shibo), who served as the chief advisor to Liu Bang, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty (202 BC - 9 AD, 25 - 220 AD) in ancient China. It was he who persuaded the emperor to join forces with Xiang Yu to overthrow the tyrannical state of Qin. However, the alliance did not hold. Liu Bang’s army pursued Xiang Yu and surrounded him, but he eluded defeat. One night, Zhang Liang approached the enemy camp and played one of the sheng (a mournful sounding mouth organ) melodies from their home province. When the enemy soldiers heard the music, they were so homesick that most of them deserted. Xiang Yu subsequently committed suicide and Liu Bang became emperor of China. Zhang Liang’s robes flutter on the wind as it carries that fatal melody behind enemy lines.