Kamikaze


Just in case you can’t read the Haiku because of the red!


Kamikaze: Divine wind. In 1274, and 1281, Mongol invaders were repulsed from Japan by acts of nature that bordered on the miraculous. For some, it was as though Hachiman, God of War, himself had stretched out his hands from the heavens, and swept the Mongol boats away from Japan’s shores.

During the Second World War, Kamikaze became the death scream of Japanese pilots, men who were manipulated to imitate that force of nature through suicide attacks against another kind of invader…

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