Identify at least one influence on the development of indigenous styles in Japan beginning in the...
Identify at least one influence on the development of indigenous styles in Japan beginning in the Heian period. You could focus on religious (esoteric Buddhism), political or aesthetic developments.
The Heian Period in Japan:
The Heian Period (794–1185) was an era of peace and prosperity in Japan named after the imperial capital, which was moved in 794 from Nara to Heiankyo (modern day Kyoto) where it remained until 1867. During this long period of political and cultural strength and harmony, one of the most influential groups was the Fujiwara family. This aristocratic clan controlled the politics of this period as well as encouraged cultural growth, including new developments in visual art, literature and religion. These new developments were inspired by a change in perspective. Instead of the strong Chinese influence that previously swept the country, Japan became more confident in its own nation and a Japanese perspective as it progressed in its indigenous styles of art and literature.
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As the change in national perspective enveloped Japan during the Heian Period we saw new developments in art that displayed this internal focus. One...
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