Noufu-no-daichi from Âme
Noufu-no-daichi (The Earth of Peasants)
If listening to yueqin sound for the first time, you might feel it is the sound of Mandolin; actually, they are very similar. However, Chinese yueqin is played with strings vertically as a performing way and has a large scale in the sound. The performed sound somehow clearly gives us feeling of nature such as soil, trees, and the sky. Noufu-no-daichi praises sentimental voices of reticent men who had devoted their lives to love for their family though they were really poor. As facing to the earth, with abundant feeling, Yueqin expresses a universal theme that modern people also follow and never goes away.