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Kamakura

[kah-mah-koo-rah] /ˈkɑ mɑˈku rɑ/
noun
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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  • 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.

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • When it was time for him to return to Kamakura he took her with him.

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • Stung by these insults, Gotoba finally resolved to overthrow the Kamakura government.

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

    Japan Various
  • Didn't we plan that out on that unforgettable day at Kamakura?

    The Four Corners in Japan Amy Ella Blanchard
  • And you stopped at Kamakura as you intended and went to Enoshima, I suppose.

    The Four Corners in Japan Amy Ella Blanchard
  • I suppose I was asked twenty times how long we are to stay in Kamakura.

  • To-morrow we are going to Kamakura again; it is only an hour and a half from here.

  • Kamakura is about ten degrees warmer than Tokyo, as it is sheltered by the hills.

British Dictionary definitions for Kamakura

Kamakura

/ˌkæməˈkʊərə/
noun
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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