Kamakura was made a municipality on November 3, 1939.
Today, Kamakura is famous as an upper-class area for people to live. This is because of the history and because it is close to the mountains and the sea.
History[change | change source]
- 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.
Tourism[change | change source]
The city has many Shinto shrines, including
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is one of the three major Hachimangu located in Kamakura. It is the most popular spot in Kamakura, especially, Yabusame in September is very famous. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was built in 1063 and became the capital and center of Kamakura Government established by Minamoto no Yoritomo. Turugaoka Hachiman-gu has many beautiful maple and ginkgo trees. In autumn, the vew at this shrine is nice. In June, hydrangeas grow. Many temples have beautiful gardens of hydrangeas. The Hase temple is the most well-known of these temples.
Sister cities[change | change source]
Kamakura has international sister cities.
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- 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.
- Yahoo Kouyou
- Kamakura Today
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kamakura.|
- Rudyard Kipling poem, "The Buddha at Kamakura", 1892
- Official web site
- Kamakura's Daibutsu
- Kamakura's History - Chronological table
- Kamakura travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Geographic data related to Kamakura, Kanagawa at OpenStreetMap