- a city on S Honshu, in central Japan, on Sagami Bay: great bronze statue of Buddha.
- 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.
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.
- 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)