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ID: 1080374
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1080374

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Kamakura (inhabited place)  Kamakura (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 19 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.3167  decimal degrees
Long: 139 33 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 139.5500  decimal degrees

Note: One of historically most important towns in Japan; selected by Minamoto Yoritomo as his residence & became seat of government of Japan from 1192 to 1333 when Hojo rulers fell; declined with rise of Tōkyō's power 1603; site of Daibutsu, great Buddha.

Names:
Kamakura (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Japan (nation)  ........  Japan (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kanagawa (prefecture)  ............  Kanagawa (prefecture) (P)
Hierarchy of Kamakura (inhabited place)  ................  Kamakura (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 7th cen.
town (C)
transportation center (C)
resort (C)  ............  since time of Restoration, 1868

Sources and Contributors:
Kamakura..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 93
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 584
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 93
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 584
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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