Little is known, unfortunately, regarding the daily lives of people who had worked under the estates as well as the public lands of the Heian period because they had left behind very few written records regarding their time period. The aristocrats as well as the elite citizens of Heian, who have been so prolific, are merely a small sum of the entire population of Japan. The elite of Heian have been able to live with people who are way below them and they include cobblers, servants, suppliers, etc. Along with it, a huge majority of the Heian population had lived on the countryside. Many residents of Heian were farmers who were growing rice and several other grains. Other people included government tax authorities, lawmakers and bureaucrats etc who had taxed the working class for all of those goods. This helped the elite in fulfilling their expenses for the luxurious lifestyles they had lived within the capital. But this had also made the Heian elite very arrogant and they used to look down and at times ridicule the people below them. “I am of the opinion that when you intentionally cause hurt to another, or indeed if you do through mere thoughtless behavior, you fully deserved to be censured in public.”This gives a strong evidence of the dominance of aristocrats and bureaucrats who had dominated the period for such a long time and gained substantial monetary benefits as a result in the long term.