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    Origins of the Kamikaze

    Hello everyone :) I read an article about the origins of the word Kamikaze, which is translated 'divine-wind'. I always thought that the word was exclusively linked to the pilots of the WW2, but I was wrong. "During the 13th century, the Mongols, led by Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan...
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    History Kamikaze

    Kamikaze (神風) means “wind of the gods” or “divine wind,” and has been used as a “pillow word” (枕詞 makura kotoba, an epithet) for the province of Ise (present-day Mie Prefecture). The term was also applied to a strong prevailing wind off the coast of Ise and several neighbouring provinces...