Fashion- The nobles love of beauty begin with their own appearances. They had magnificent wardrobes full of silk robes and Gold jewelry. Women wore long gowns made of 12 layers of colored silk. To complete their outfits nobles often carried delicate decorative fans. These fans were painted creatively.

Literature- Women wrote diaries and journals about their lives. Lady Murasaki wrote the "Tale of Genji". It's about a prince named Genji and his long quest for love. During his search he meets women of many social classes. Many people consider it the greatest novel of Japan.

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