Six: You Look New Here

September 10th, 2018, 7:30 am
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Caroline Parkinson
November 1st, 2018, 3:52 pm
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Neither of these romantic rivals are particularly good examples of Heian -era attractiveness. Heian men were supposed to be pale and plump, because as we know, standards of beauty don't change.
You can see a picture of Prince Genji, the ideal man of his time, here: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/200061
For a bonus, you can also see the Heian ideal of female beauty, a pile of gorgeous fabric with a lot of hair coming out the top.
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November 13th, 2018, 8:15 pm
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