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Kamakura was identified as a on November 3, 1939.
- 1293 (Einin 1, 4th month): A severe earthquake; fatalities in Kamakura were estimated to be 10,000 people.
- 1923 (Taishō 12): Sagami Bay was the center of the Great Kantō earthquake. The disaster caused widespread damage in the region. Fatalities in Kamakura were more than 2,000 victims.
The city has many Shinto shrines, including
Kamakura has international sister cities.
- Kamakura, Kanagawa city web page
- Hall. John Whitney. (1991). Japan: From Prehistory to Modern Times, pp. 86, 114.
- Cities, Empires and Global State Formation, Institute for Research on World-Systems
- Hall, p. 123.
- Hall, p. 359; Kitagawa et al. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p. 788.
- Kate Tsubata (May 25, 2008). "The Great Buddha at Kamakura". The Washington Times. http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/donne-travels-washington-times/2008/may/25/the-great-buddha-at-kamakura/.
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 273.
- Hammer, Joshua. (2006). Yokohama Burning: the Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II, p. 278.
- Hammer, pp. 115-116.
- "Kotoku-in" ("The Great Buddha"), Kamakura Today. 2002.
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