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  1. a city on S Honshu, in central Japan, on Sagami Bay: great bronze statue of Buddha.
  2. the first period, 1185–1333, during which Japan was ruled by a feudal regime.
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Examples from the Web for kamakura

Historical Examples

  • He had a daughter called Hitomaru, whom he left in Kamakura in the charge of a lady.

    Plays of Old Japan

    Marie C. Stopes

  • A man of Kamakura went for a year to the Capital and fell in love with a girl there.

  • When it was time for him to return to Kamakura he took her with him.

  • Stung by these insults, Gotoba finally resolved to overthrow the Kamakura government.



  • The circumstances of the downfall of the Kamakura government will be related in the next chapter.



British Dictionary definitions for kamakura


  1. a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: famous for its Great Buddha (Daibutsu), a 13th-century bronze, 15 m (49 ft) high. Pop: 169 714 (2002 est)
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