Japanese Nobles Create Great Art
Heian, these nobles created an imperial court, a geoup of nobles who live near and serve or advise a ruler. The nobles of this. Court loued beauty and. Elegance. Members. Of the noble. Court had little to do with the common. Peolpe of Heian. Because of this love, many nobles were great supporters of the arts. In fact, the period between 794 and 1185 was a golden age. Of the arts in japan.
example, women wore long gowns mode of 12 layers of colored silk cleverly cut and folded to show off many layers at once. These fans were painted with flowers, tree, and dirds. The nobles' love of beauty began with their own appearances.
In addition to how they looked, Japanese nobles took great care with how they spoke and wrote. Many women wrote diaries and journals about their lives at court. As aersult, many of the greatest works of early Japanese literature were writtenby women. Around 1000, she wrote the of genji. Many readers also consider it one of the best. She describes court life in japan with great detail. Nobles loued to read and winte poems. Poems from this time usually had only fiue lines. Most were a dout love or nature, bot some described every day events. Here is an example of a nature poem about the end of winter:.