Events[ edit ] In the first invasion, the Mongols successfully conquered the Japanese settlements on Tsushima and Iki islands. When they landed on Hakata Bayhowever, they met fierce resistance by the armies of samurai clans and were forced to withdraw to their bases in China. In the midst of the withdrawal, they were hit by a typhoon. Most of their ships sank and many soldiers drowned.
However, on both occasions, a massive typhoon tropical cyclone obliterated the Mongol fleet, forcing the attackers to abandon their plans and fortuitously saving Japan from foreign conquest. Japan was just miles away, and feared an invasion, and they had reason to. Between andKublai Khan sent numerous messages to the Emperor of Japan demanding that he submit to the Mongols or face invasion.
The Mongols set to work on building an enormous fleet of warships and recruited thousands of warriors from China and Korea. An estimated to vessels and 40, warriors, mostly ethnic Chinese and Koreans reached the shores of Hakata Bay where the two forces met.
The Mongols devastated the Japanese forces who began to retreat. However, fearing the Japanese were getting ready to return with reinforcements, the Mongols retreated to their ships. That night, the typhoon struck as the ships lay at anchor in Hakata Bay.
By daybreak, only a few ships remained. The rest were destroyed, taking the lives of thousands of Mongols with them. The Mongols were now more determined than ever to conquer Japan. They worked hard to rebuilt their fleet and recruit greater numbers of warriors.
Meanwhile, Japan built two metre high walls to protect themselves from future attacks. Seven years later, the Mongols returned with an enormous fleet of 4, ships and an estimated 70, tosoldiers.
One set of forces set out from Korea, while another set sail from southern China, converging near Hakata Bay in August, Unable to find any suitable landing beaches due to the walls, the fleet stayed afloat for months and depleted their supplies as they searched for an area to land.
On August 15, the Mongols prepared to launch their assault on the much smaller Japanese forces defending the island. However, once again, a massive typhoon hit, wrecking the Mongol fleet and once again foiling the invasion attempt.
Yado Issho Contemporary Japanese accounts indicate that over 4, ships were destroyed and 80 percent of the soldiers either drowned or were killed by samurai on the beaches in what became one of the largest and most disastrous attempts at a naval invasion in history.
The Mongols never attacked Japan again. Raijin and the Divine Wind According to Japanese legend, the Kamikaze divine wind was created by Raijin, god of lightning, thunder, and storms, to protect Japan against the Mongols. He is typically depicted as a demon-looking spirit beating drums to create thunder.
Another variations of the legend, says that the Kamikaze typhoons were created by Fujin the wind god. Raijin is shown on the left and Fujin on the right. The kamikaze pilots did much damage to the US fleet, at the price of about 2, of their most dedicated, but apparently expendable youth.
The kamikaze movement evolved out of desperation when it became evident that Japan was going to lose the war. Considering the timing of the two typhoons, which exactly coincided with the two attempted invasions of Japan, it is easy to see why these massive storms were viewed as gifts from the gods.
The First Mongol Invasion of Japan.The kamikaze (Japanese: 神風) literally "divine wind" were two winds or storms that are said to have saved Japan from two Mongol fleets under Kublai Khan. . Divine Wind was released for digital distribution on December 14, through GamersGate, Steam, Impulse, Direct2Drive and other portals.
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