Kamakura, where it all started

Kamakura, where it all started
A fascinating city that was once the ancient capital for samurai

With mountains surrounding the East, North, and West,
and Sagami Bay to the South, the area forms a natural fortress.
In 1192, the first ever military government led by samurai
was established here, using this geographical advantage.

鎌倉は、南に海、三方を山に囲まれた自然の要塞。
この地の利を活かして、1192年、史上初めての武家政権が誕生し、
武家の政治・文化の中心として発展しました。

Kamakura became the political and cultural center of Japan.
These samurai followed the path of “Zenshu”, making Kamakura the birthplace of Zen philosophy.
In modern times, a host of writers and luminaries fell in love with the city to call it their home.
Many unique trends emerged out of their presence there

武士たちが帰依したのが禅宗で、禅の発祥地でもあります。
近現代には、小説家や要人の住まいや別荘地としても愛され、様々なカルチャーや流行が生まれました。

The city of Kamakura attracts tourists from all over Japan and beyond.
Not only can it boast the proud heritage of the ancient samurai,
it also has the natural beauty of the ocean and mountains to offer
– while remaining easily accessible from Tokyo.
Kamakura has been twinned with Nice in France since 1966.
The beautiful blue sea is one of many things that the two cities have in common.

由緒ある武家の古都としての歴史的背景と風光明媚な自然、東京からのアクセスの良さもあり、
日本人だけでなく世界中から多くの外国人が観光に訪れています。
世界的なリゾート地ニースと1966年から姉妹都市でもあります。
青い海などニースと鎌倉は観光地として共通点が多いからです。

“50 years ago, the Zushi Marina area was just a rocky shore.
We used to find shellfish there, between the rocks among the rough waves; we would steam these and snack on them.
Nowadays, it’s a place where “Shonan Boys” moor their yachts.” - Tamiko Sadasue

50年前、逗子マリーナのあたりは磯でした。激しい波が打ち付け、その合間に貝をとり茹でておやつにしたものです。
今では湘南ボーイがヨットをここに停泊させています。 – 貞末タミ子

Kamakura, where it all began,
was also where President Tamiko Sadasue was born and raised.
It is an honor for Kamakura Shirts to use the name of such an attractive city,
and we will continue to nurture our brand
to stay true to the prestigious image of “Kamakura.”

ブランド発祥の地、鎌倉は、社長の貞末タミ子が生まれ育った土地です。
この魅力溢れる鎌倉という名前を誇りに思うとともに、鎌倉の名に恥じぬよう、
「鎌倉シャツ」をこれからも大切に育んで参ります。

Photographs by Raymond Patrick

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