Artist: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892)
Title: 31. Mount Ji Ming Moon
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Zi fang sounds the flute towards an enemy camp underneath the light of a distant moon. Standing on the edge of a cliff, his robes dramatically swirl in the wind. Legend goes that when Zi Fang faced the enemy army of his leader Liu Fang, the strategist headed towards a high vantage point above the rival forces and played melodies from their homeland. The music was performed so beautifully and instilled such feelings of nostalgia that most of the hostile military routed. The sudden withdrawal caused the enemy leader, Xiang Yu, to commit suicide in the face of his clear defeat.