Mythic storms saved Japan from Mongol invasion

According to Japanese legend, ‘divine winds’ wiped out invading Mongol ships and spared the country from occupation in the 13th Century. Now, new research suggests it’s probably true (except for the divine part). Learn more about the kamikaze typhoons in my story for EARTH Magazine.

The kamikaze typhoons were commemorated in many pieces of Japanese art, like this tapestry by Kawasaki Jimbei II, modeled after a painting by Morizumo Yugyo. (Public domain)
The kamikaze typhoons were commemorated in many pieces of Japanese art, like this tapestry by Kawasaki Jimbei II, modeled after a painting by Morizumo Yugyo. (Public domain)
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