A sudden storm and a severe storm emerged to help the Japanese escape the critical situation before the Mongol invasion.
According to the Guardian, in August 1281, Kublai Khan, the great Khan of the Mongol Empire, sent troops to invade Japan. But as with the previous invasion in 1274, the Mongols again failed because of the weather.
A powerful invading army with over 4,000 warships and 140,000 troops from Korea and China. The Japanese were not outnumbered but were poorer in equipment as the Mongols brought with them new weapons such as explosive arrows and grenades.
However, the Japanese still tightened their defenses, rendering Mongolian soldiers unable to invade Kyushu Island. While the two sides were in a bitter fight, a hurricane occurred.
Not wanting to be trapped in enemy territory, the Mongol invaders retreated to their ships and attempted to move in the storm. Many warships collided or crashed into the cliffs, drowning most of the soldiers.
The surviving army was swept to the coast by the waves and died at the point of the Japanese sword. Only a few hundred warships returned unharmed to Mongolia, marking the invasion’s total defeat.
In Japan, the hurricane is considered a sign of the god of support and is named “god of the wind” or Kamikaze in Japanese.
Heavy storms are very rare in Kyushu. However, researchers examining lake bottom sediments in the area found evidence of severe flooding in the 13th century. poorly produced and not strong enough to move during thunderstorms.