Zhang Liang (in Japanese, Shibo), whose literary name was Zi Fang, served as chief advisor to Liu Bang, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty in ancient China. It was he who persuaded the emperor to join forces with Xiang Yu to overthrow the tyrannical state of Ch’in. Later, Liu Bang and Xiang Yu quarreled. Liu Bang’s army pursued Xiang Yu and surrounded him, but he was still not defeated. One night, Zhang Liang went close to the enemy camp and played one of the sheng (a mournful sounding mouth organ) melodies from their home province. W hen 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 catch in the breeze as it carries that fatal melody to enemy lines.