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  • 21.4 Social Position
  • 21.5 Beauty and Fashion 
  • 21.6 
  • The position you were in depended on how high of a rank your family is.  Also depending on how high up your rank was you fan would have more folds on it.
  • 21.7
  • Long hair was in fashion for women.  They wore silk robes and put on makeup.  The love of beauty also showed in architecture, calligraphy, poetry, and artwork.
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  • They had plenty of leisure time to play sports and games.  They enjoyed playing horse races, archery contest and sumo wrestling.  They also played a game called kamari.
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  • Painters called the Japanese style of painting Yamato-e.  They used thin lines and bright colors.  At first they only used this to draw religious things but after a while it drifted away and they painted landscapes.
  • They used this style of painting to decorate things like walls, screens, and sliding doors of houses and temples.
  • Writing was the most valued form of expression in Hein Japan.  Everyone was expected to know how to write.  Poetry was a part of daily life.  The best known writer was Marasaki Shikibu.  Her novel was The tale of Genji.
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