On that note, I have decided to invite other authors to post on this blog. I think that it will create a more dynamic space and, at the very least, widen the search pattern for interesting bits.
Image: The Heian courtier Fujiwara no Yasumasa playing the flute by moonlight, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1832-1892). Behind Fujiwara no Yasumasa is the bandit Kidomaru, who is dissuaded from attacking him by the beauty of his playing. Image ripped from Richard Ukiyo-e.