2IntroductionJapanese nobles of Heian wanted to be surrounded by beauty & elegance.They created a great center of learning and culture.This period was called the golden age of the arts and included fashion, literature, visual art, architecture, and performing arts.
3Visual Arts Popular: painting, calligraphy, architecture Paintings - bright & bold colors- represented scenes fromstories, nature, court life- on paper doors & furniture,scrolls, fans,…Calligraphy- decorative writing- Poems looked as beautiful as theysounded.
4Architecture Nobles wanted to make their city beautiful Copied Chinese architecture - greatly admired- Heian city= model of Chang’anBuilding style: ends of wooden frame curved upward, natural, airy feel- Elegant gardens & ponds, still populartoday.
5Performing Arts Popular - Performances - musicians, jugglers acrobats. - Plays = actors mimicked people.developed into drama called Noh- Noh plays1.combines music, speaking, dance2. teaches about great heroes of Japan’s past.