The nobles who followed japans emperor to Heian  wanted to win his favor by living close to him.nobles created an imperial court.members of the noble group lived apart from poorer citizens and left the city.the nobles lives were so easy that they called themselves "dwellers among the clouds".the nobles love of beauty began with their own appearances they had magnificent wardrobes full of silk robes and gold jewelry.they carried delicate decorative fans that were painted with flowers,trees,and birds.many nobles also attached flowers and long silk cords to their fans. Japanese nobles took great care with how they spoke and wrote. Writing was popular for women because they wrote diaries and journals about their lives at court.in their diaries,these women carefully chose their words to make their writing beautiful.unlike men who wrote in Chinese, noble women wrote in Japanese language. Japanese nobles loved the visual arts. The most popular art forms were paintings, calligraphy, and architecture.in their paintings they liked bright colors, bold colors, they also liked paintings that illustrated stories.

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