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  The Heian lady-in-waiting for the Empress' chambers.
     

 

 

 

The Heian era's peace has sparked all kinds of arts. Including the infant forms of today's Japanese comic books ('manga'). This drawing is a sample of that era's entertaining visual art.

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Minamoto Hiromasa's clan in an archery contest against the Taira warriors. These clans were generally for outdoor stuff, and uncomfortable around the Imperial city.

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Click here for history of Japanese music and dance that involves Minamoto Hiromasa, Abe Seimei, and
the actor Nomura Mansai.

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Click here for Nomura Mansai as flutist.

 

 

 

The Heian garden is a genre on its own.

 

 

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