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702 12/12/2012 A)Art

Segment of a Daihokobutsu Kegongyo (710–794)
Description: This is one of the handscroll out of the original set of sixty handscrolls. The painter was unknowned. It was donated to the Todaiji Temple in 744. It was one of the examples that Buddhist texts was transcribed to a precious materials. The transcribing of religious writing was a spiritual thing. The characters are written in a same style which is balanced. Every strokes are clearly displayed. interpretation: This is an evidence that buddhism was spread in Japan during Nara period. This may also imply the kanji's development in Japan. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1981.75

B) Biography

Fujiwara no Michinaga
966 – January 3, 1028
During the heian period, he was the highlight of the Fujiwara clan' , a family which controlled the Japanese government. He was the fourth or fifth son of Fujiwara no Kaneie. Because he was the youngest son, he was not bright until his two brothers died. Later, he joined the court when he was 15. At his peak time, he married with three wifes. That time was the great time that he gained the full power. He was important to nowadays because he implemented the 1 emperor with 3 queens. This shows that the development of a big family in Japan's empire system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_no_Michinaga
C) Literature
The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter
10th century
Japanese folktale
first story that describes travel between it and the Earth
Princess Kaguya

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_the_Bamboo_Cutter
D) Social history
Sushi

a japanese food that cooked vinegared rice is mixed with some vegetables and fresh fish....
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