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    The artists of this era were absolutely talented, that they would commonly make an entire sculpture from a single piece of wood. But later on in the period, they made statues by carving separate pieces from carefully selected wood and then joined them together. Hence, sculptors could then create a group of similar statues promptly and precisely. This technique was developed over time by an artist named Jocho, who worked for Fujiwara Michinaga. During his time working for Michinaga, he created perhaps the greatest masterpiece of Heian sculpture, the Amida Buddha. Frey said in the History Alive textbook, “This Buddha, ‘The Lord of Boundless Light’, was the subject of much popular worship in Japan. Jocho’s beautifully carved statue expresses a sense of deep peace and strength.” This evidence supports the idea of how Heian art held more within the soul of it then just something to please the eye. Similarly, paintings were a prodigious part of the Golden Age as well. Heian artists developed a new Japanese style in painting, called yamato-e, to distinguish it from Chinese styles. Painters would draw their scenes with thin lines and then filled them in with brightly colored paint. At first, artists…

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    poetry and fiction that have been passed down through the ages. One such woman was saying Sei Shonagon call the volume of Essays known as the pillow book reflects a keen sensitivity and a distinctive viewpoint of court life. Izumi Shikibu lived the life of passion drawing on her experiences in writing poems . she was considered the greatest poets of Heian period. And the best known to posterity Murasaki Shikibu, the author of the greatest masterpiece in Japanese literature. A woman of wide…

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    Grant Voth provides details about the Tale of Genji. The Tale of Genji is a Japanese literary work written by Murasaki Shikibu during the Heian period. It is considered as the first novel written in the world. The Tale of Genji focuses on Genji, who is the son of an emperor and demoted to a commoner after he was born. The reason why Genji’s father demoted his son to a commoner was in order to protect him. Genji’s father (i.e., the emperor) had many wives, who are constantly competing with…

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    The Heian Period, was a period of both chaos and beauty. Marked with the decline of the imperial family, and the rise of the Fujiwara Regency, the Heian period was filled with dramatic shifts of power, and the emergence of new political and economic powers. While literature and the arts prospered in court, as seen with the Tales of Genji, greed and manipulation also bled throughout. From the rise of the imperial statehood, and to the dominance of the aristocracy, the Heian Period was muddled…

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    Two stories Hojoki and Tales of the Heike through various views to provide the different information about the late twelfth century of Japan. In story Hojoki, it focuses on author Kamo no Chomei’s personal experiences to describe a horrible period of time. It shows normal people were struggling for their life while the natural disasters occurred repeatedly. Those disasters including conflagration, whirlwind, famine, and earthquake. The story emphasizes that there were lots of people suffering…

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    society from these civilizations is everlasting and historians call them 'golden ages ' .The Heian period ( 794–1185 ) created a time in which Japanese art and literature flourished, and the Japanese court was at its peak. The unified religious practices of the Heian 's and, most importantly, the influential texts and works of literature such as lady Murasaki Shikibu 's tale of Genji, made the Heian period a great and successful golden age. The Heian period was a time in which a civilization…

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    The Heian period, which lasted from 794 to 1185 CE, was undoubtedly the basis of modern Japanese culture. The period began when the Emperor, Emperor Kammu, moved the capital of Japan from Nara to Heian-Kyō (now known as Kyoto) after Buddhist monasteries became oppressive. The Heian period is also known for the Fujiwara Clan. During the Heian period, the emperor lost most of his power and became more of a representative to Japan letting aforementioned Fujiwara Clan gain said power. They were a…

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