Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...


Shinto Wind God

Also known as Kamikaze, Kaze-No-Kami

Picture of the Japanese Wind God Kami-Kaze from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

A God of Divine Wind

A fearsome storm deity, he has a tendency to cause havoc with destructive typhoons.

He career appears to have started in earnest in 1281 when a massive hurricane dispersed the Chinese fleet which was poised to invade Japan. Ever since then, Kami-Kaze has been the go-to god for defeating the enemy.

His fame reached a new peak during World War Two when suicide bombing missions were named after him in hopes of swift victory. However, this time around, the wind was definitely blowing in the wrong direction.

Kami-Kaze Facts and Figures

Name: Kami-Kaze
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kamikaze, Kaze-No-Kami

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wind
Area of expertise: Wind

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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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