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  • 21.4 Social Position in the Heian Court
  • High Court and Nobles were appointed by the emperor and worked directly with him. The fans of the men in this class had 25 folds in them. They filled the first 3 ranks.
  • Classes six through nine consisted of minor officials, clerks, and experts in law and medicine. They carried fans with 12 folds.
  • The fourth and fifth ranks were for less important officials. Who received profit from rice fans and taxes just as the higher class did. They carried fans with 23 folds.
  • - A small pointed beard - Black teeth - Good perfume
  • Men
  • 21.5 Beauty and Fashion During the Heian Period
  • Women
  • - Long hair - High painted eyebrows - Bright red lips - Black teeth - Good perfume -Perfect makeup - High quality clothing
  • 21.6 Entertainment at the Heian Court
  • Men enjoyed horse races, archery contests, and sumo wrestling.
  • Dancing was part of every festival and usually acted out a story.
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • They liked boat races and men played a game called kemari. Women played rango.
  • Many celebrations involved testing athletic, poetic, and artistic skills.
  • Sculpture
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  • 21.7 Sculpture and Painting During the Heian Period
  • One type of sculpting used only one piece of wood which was then carved into a statue.
  • In painting, lines were made quickly when suggesting movement and lines were made with more focus when suggesting a still image.
  • Another type of sculpting had separately made pieces from carefully selected wood and then joint them together. This helped to build it in large quantities.
  • In Japanese painting, the four main types of painting were the four seasons, places of natural beauty, people doing seasonal tasks, and scenes from literature.
  • In Japan, it was very important that your writing looked good.
  • If people could not think of a few lines for a poem on the spot, they were considered failures.
  • 21.8 Writing and Literature During the Heian Period
  • The main writers in early Japan were women companions to the courtiers of Heian-kyo.
  • Japanese had two ways of writing, katakana, more formal, and hiragana, more casual.
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  • By Ashiria Goel Mrs. Converse-Rath Period 6
  • Painting
  • The Tale of Genji is one of the greatest works in literature and was written by Murasaki Shikibu.
  • Pillow Book is also written by a Japanese woman, Sei Shonagon. The story presents a detailed picture of what life was like in Heian-kyo.
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