Kamikaze – The Divine Winds that Saved Japan
During the 13th century, the Mongols attempted two major invasions of
Japan. However, on both occasions, a massive typhoon obliterated the
Mongol fleet, forcing the attackers to abandon their plans and
fortuitously saving Japan from foreign conquest. The Japanese believed
the typhoons had been sent from the gods to protect them from their
enemies and called them Kamikaze (‘divine wind’).