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Heian kyo

  1. 1. Heian-kyo: The Heart of Japan’s Golden Age
  2. 2. A New Capital • In 794 the emperor of Japan moved to a new capital called Heian-kyo. • This started the period called the Heian-kyo period that lasted until 1185. • This is also called the Golden Age because Japanese culture flourished.
  3. 3. GOLDEN AGE • Beauty, elegance, and correct manners important • New art and literature • New sculptures, art, music, and drama
  4. 4. Social Position in the Heian Court• The Heian period had different social ranks –Where you were ranked depended on the family you came from. –Nine main ranks made up the social system
  5. 5. What does your rank say about you? • Rank determined the number of servants you could have. • People of different ranks had a certain number of folds in their fans! • Noble people wore fancy robes, certain colors • Punishments for crimes were worse if you were of a lower rank!
  6. 6. Beauty and Fashion During the Heian Period • Society prized beauty, elegance and fashion. • Men and women spent a lot of time on their appearances – Men had pointed beards – Women had long hair • Japanese believed white teeth to be ugly! They even dyed their teeth black.
  7. 7. Women in Japan • They wore a lot of makeup – Used white powder to look pale and lipstick – An aristocratic women even wore 12 silk robes at a time! – Women would pluck eyebrows and then paint them high on their foreheads!
  8. 8. STOP HERE

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