If I had to choose between the Nara and Heian period to live as an aristocrat, I would choose the Nara. When first looked at the Heian period may look more elaborate and culturally advanced, and in some ways it was. I believe however, the Nara period was much more exciting and fulfilling than the somewhat hollow Heian period. The Nara period was marked by new philosophies of religion, government, and culture.
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not even required to learn the names of their lovers just as long as they left them with a poem. For all of their poems of love I'm not sure many nobles knew what it actually was.
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