Jill F. JAPAN
Do you know what the Japanese nobles did? The nobles didn't only create the court system ( a group of nobles that lived near or advised a ruler) the nobles. The nobles of this court system loved elegance and beauty. The court of hein became a great center of culture and learning. This was known as the Golden Age in arts of Japan.
The nobles of beauty had magnificent wardrobe full of silk and gold. The women wore long gowns with 12 layers of silk. They also had colorful fans that resembled nature like trees, flowers, and birds. These were very delicate fans too so people valued them very much. They also attached long silk cords to make the fans more elegant and appealing.
The nobles with great ability of speech were very involved in literature. The people who did this were mostly women. They all usually made journals about their experiences in court. The women wrote in Japanese and the men wrote in Chinese. The tale of Genji is a great example of pure literature. It was about a prince who travels to find love and meets many women from different social classes. All women wrote great works of literature.
Paintings,calligraphy, and architecture were Japan's most popular visual art categories. Many of the tales and stories written by someone were illustrated by art. They wanted their poems to look as beautifully as they sounded. Many artists painted on doors and walls rather that paper.
The nobles in Heian worked to make their city beautifully built. They greatly admired the Chinese architectures nod they made it their own. what made the buildings so unique was how simple but elegant they looked. They would add a garden or pond around the building so that it drew attention to the house.
The performing arts were very popular in this time period. The arts were very important to them. They mimicked other people and their performances were very wild and creative. This was very entertaining to them
This was based on Zen period. The nobles changed buddism a lot to fit the customs of the Japanese people. Buddism greatly influenced Japan. This was self dicipline and meditation to free the inner peace. THIS WAS MADE BY JILL FASSL!!!!