Javascript must be enabled to use all features of this site and to avoid misfunctions
1281 Hakata bay Typhoon - Size Explorer - Compare the world
HOME
Select category:
Disasters
Select category
NEW
Disaster 1

Disaster 2

Advertising

Cancel

Search in

Ranking
Play

Home
Search
Account

1281 Hakata bay Typhoon

1281 Hakata bay Typhoon
Change

1281 Hakata bay Typhoon

Total costsN/A
Deaths 65000

Informations

The kamikaze (Japanese: 神風, lit. 'divine wind') were two winds or storms that are said to have saved Japan from two Mongol fleets under Kublai Khan. These fleets attacked Japan in 1274 and again in 1281. Due to the growth of Zen Buddhism among Samurai at the time, these were the first events where the typhoons were described as 'divine wind' as much by their timing as by their force. Since Man'yōshū, the word kamikaze has been used as a Makurakotoba of waka introducing Ise Grand Shrine.

Source: Wikipedia

More intresting stuff