Medieval Japan: Aristocratic Life in Heian-kyo . Mrs. Rand University Preparatory school 2011. The Golden Age of Japan: the Heian Period. Why is this period of japan’s history referred to as its Golden Age?.
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Why is this period of japan’s history referred to as its Golden Age?
During the Golden Age in Japan, the objects that were prized among the higher class of people were:
How and why did this family get to be so powerful?
During much of the Heian period, aristocrats were the political and cultural leaders of Japan.
Why was rank and social standing so important to members of the emperor’s court?
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The Japanese considered white teeth unattractive at this time in their history.
The love of beauty also showed in Heian architecture, calligraphy, poetry, and artwork.
How did members of the court spend their time?
In What activities were they expected to take part?
Bagaku performances were a popular form of entertainment. Bagaku combined dance with music and drama.
Why was writing the most valued form of expression?
How was daily life changed by writing and literature as a japanese art form?
Heian writers took care to present their work in a beautiful manner.
Calligraphy skills were as important as the ability to create poetry.
People believed that handwriting revealed their character and goodness better than the words they used.
What things were taking place in japan that caused the end of this “golden Age”?