Clan symbols seen in the series.

A clan (一族, Ichizoku, literally meaning: household, clan), in the loosest sense of the term, refers to a family or group of shinobi who form a basic unit of a shinobi village. A majority of these clans were mercenary military forces even before the First Shinobi World War.[1] The Senju clan and Uchiha clan were the first known clans to have agreed to settle and form a shinobi village, facilitated by creating agreements with the daimyō of the land they inhabit. Many clans would follow the example of the Senju and the Uchiha, later establishing the Five Great Shinobi Countries as they are known today.

Membership in a clan is usually determined by blood relations and genetics, which is vital in the usage of kekkei genkai and secret techniques. These attributes and abilities made many clans feared and renowned throughout many villages. While clans may be composed of many individuals and extended families, many clans mentioned and seen in the series were somewhat limited to a nuclear family.

Aburame Clan

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Main article: Aburame Clan

The Aburame Clan (油女一族, Aburame Ichizoku) is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure.[2] At birth, members of this clan are offered to several special breeds of insects as a nest, residing just under their host's skin. These insects will then live in symbiosis with their host from that point on. Because of this, its members are characterised by their use of insects as weapons.

Akimichi Clan

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Main article: Akimichi Clan

The Akimichi Clan (秋道一族, Akimichi Ichizoku) is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure.[3] Many of their clan's techniques revolve around the manipulation of their bodyweight and size through the use of Yang Release. It has had fifteen family heads, with Chōza Akimichi being the fifteenth. Chōji Akimichi is slated to become the sixteenth head.

Amagiri Clan

Main article: Amagiri Clan

The Amagiri Clan (天霧一族, Amagiri Ichizoku) is a clan that founded Yumegakure, and one of the three clans that hail from the village.

Chinoike Clan

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Main article: Chinoike Clan

The Chinoike Clan (血之池一族, Chinoike Ichizoku) was a clan active during the Warring States Period. Its members possess the Ketsuryūgan, a kekkei genkai that grants them the ability to manipulate liquids with high iron content.

Fūma Clan

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Main article: Fūma Clan

The Fūma Clan (風魔一族, Fūma Ichizoku) is a renowned ninja clan distantly related to the Uchiha Clan,[4] famous in at least Amegakure and the Land of Fire. They are well-known as an aggressive clan and fight using their characteristic giant Fūma Shuriken; a large, four-bladed weapon said to possess preeminent sharpness.

Fūma Clan (Land of Sound)

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Main article: Fūma Clan (Land of Sound)

The Fūma Clan (ふうま一族, Fūma Ichizoku) is a shinobi clan from the Land of the Rice Fields, where Orochimaru established the Land of Sound. The clan specialises in using chakra threads and also have a large number of shinobi trained in archery. It also has a number of hidden techniques, including the Curse Mandala. The clan split into two factions where some of their most powerful members were tricked by Orochimaru, who promised to restore their clan's status, and were used in his kinjutsu development experiments. The other faction became involved in criminal activity and were considered traitors by the rest of the clan.

Funato Clan

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Main article: Funato Clan

The Funato Clan (舟戸一族, Funato Ichizoku) is a clan of pirates in the Land of Water. One of the oldest known clans in the country, the Funato clan were known for their plundering, abductions and strength on open water.[5]

Hagoromo Clan

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Main article: Hagoromo Clan

The Hagoromo Clan (羽衣一族, Hagoromo Ichizoku) is one of the earlier clans which existed during the war-torn era preceding the creation of the hidden villages. While not a great deal is known about them, they were one of the warring factions alongside the Uchiha clan to oppose the Senju clan in battle — an alliance that lead to Kawarama Senju's death, amongst many of his clansmen.[6]

Hatake Clan

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Main article: Hatake Clan The Hatake Clan (はたけ一族, Hatake Ichizoku) is one of the many clans that reside in Konohagakure.

Its only known members are renowned ninja: Konoha's White Fang (木ノ葉の白い牙, Konoha no Shiroi Kiba) Sakumo, and his son Copy Ninja Kakashi (コピー忍者のカカシ, Kopī Ninja no Kakashi). The latter would later become the Sixth Hokage following the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War.

Hirasaka Clan

Main article: Hirasaka Clan

The Hirasaka Clan (比良坂一族, Hirasaka Ichizoku) is one of the three clans that hail from Yumegakure.

Hōki Family

Main article: Hōki Family

The Hōki Family (ホウキ族, Hōki-zoku) is a matrilineal shinobi clan (and family) of medical-nin and information gatherers from Sunagakure, who originated in and moved down to the village of Konohagakure.

Hoshigaki Clan

Main article: Hoshigaki Clan

This shinobi clan[7] is from Kirigakure. All of its known members appear to have shark-like features such as sharp, pointed teeth and facial features that resemble gills.

Hōzuki Clan

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Main article: Hōzuki Clan

The Hōzuki Clan (鬼灯一族, Hōzuki Ichizoku) is a group of ninja that settled in Kirigakure after the ending of the Warring States Period.

Hyūga Clan

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Main article: Hyūga Clan

The Hyūga Clan (日向一族, Hyūga Ichizoku) is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure,[8] as well as the strongest clan in the village.[9] All members born into this clan possess the Byakugan, a kekkei genkai that gives them extended fields of vision and the ability to see through solid objects and even the chakra circulatory system, amongst other things. Members of this clan also possess an innate ability which allows them to expel chakra from any of the tenketsu in their body.

Iburi Clan

Main article: Iburi Clan

The Iburi Clan (イブリ一族, Iburi Ichizoku) was a seclusive clan that lived underground in the Land of Fire. They had the ability to become smoke at will and still be able to physically interact with the world around them. However, this ability was imperfect, causing them to occasionally transform unintentionally. In their smoke form, they were vulnerable to wind as it caused them to disperse permanently and die.

Inuzuka Clan

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Main article: Inuzuka Clan

The Inuzuka Clan (犬塚一族, Inuzuka Ichizoku) or Inuzuka Family (犬塚家, Inuzuka-ke) is a family of shinobi in Konohagakure known for their use of ninken as fighting companions and are easily identified by the distinctive red fang markings on their cheeks.

Izuno Clan

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Main article: Izuno Clan

The Izuno Clan (伊豆野一族, Izuno Ichizoku) is a family of shinobi in Konohagakure known for their use of cat inspired ninjutsu.

Jūgo's Clan

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Main article: Jūgo's Clan

This clan is an unnamed family, which originated from an unknown area. The members of this clan possess the innate ability to absorb natural energy from their surroundings due to their unique bodies. However, the adverse effects of this energy results in sudden and uncontrollable surges of madness, causing them to sporadically go berserk. Their unique bodies also secrete special fluids that allow them to undergo various drastic physical alterations.

Kagetsu Family

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Main article: Kagetsu Family

The Kagetsu Family hail from Motoyoshi Village within the Land of Fire. They were originally ordinary herb-sellers that, though poor, lived happy lives filled with laughter. When they discovered that the herbs growing in the surrounding mountainside were valuable, the family became rich.

Kaguya Clan

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Main article: Kaguya Clan

The Kaguya Clan (かぐや一族, Kaguya Ichizoku) is a now extinct clan, known for their savage battle tactics and archaic values, and as descendants of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, a select few have inherited a derivative of her original ability to manipulate one's bone structures.

Kamizuru Clan

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Main article: Kamizuru Clan

The Kamizuru Clan (上水流一族, Kamizuru Ichizoku) was a clan of bee users from Iwagakure who were once very well-known and revered. Suzumebachi claims that the First Tsuchikage was a member of the clan.

Karatachi Family

Main article: Karatachi Family

This family was a group of people from Kirigakure, which has produced renowned shinobi. One of its members Yagura, went on to become the Fourth Mizukage. He used fear to rule the village and enforced Kiri's reputation as "Village of the Bloody Mist".

Kazekage Clan

Main article: Kazekage Clan

This shinobi clan from Sunagakure holds high influential authority in its village.[10] Its true family name is unknown.

Kedōin Clan

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Main article: Kedōin Clan

The Kedōin Clan (祁答院一族, Kedōin Ichizoku) is a small clan led by Agari Kaisen.

Kodon Clan

Main article: Kodon Clan

The Kodon Clan (虎呑一族, Kodon Ichizoku) is a clan of the Howling Wolf Village. They are able to make a medicinal form of saigenzai known as Kotarō within their bodies; although only Kodon can do this, it is not a kekkei genkai. They sell Kotarō at their store, Rengyōdō (連翹堂, literally meaning: Hypericum's Shrine).

Kohaku Clan

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Main article: Kohaku Clan

The Kohaku Clan (Kohaku Ichizoku) was a shinobi clan that had a village near the border of the Land of Fire to that of Amegakure. This village was one of many villages that was attacked by Furido's 4-Man Team, and all villagers subsequently massacred.

Kumanoi Clan

Main article: Kumanoi Clan

The Kumanoi Clan (熊胆一族, Kumanoi Ichizoku) was a clan of the Howling Wolf Village. They accidentally discovered blue fire powder while trying to find a medicine that would grant eternal youth.

Kurama Clan

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Main article: Kurama Clan

The Kurama Clan (鞍馬一族, Kurama Ichizoku) is a clan of extremely skilled genjutsu users, exclusive to the anime. This talent in genjutsu is due to the kekkei genkai that the clan possesses. However, once every few generations, a member of the clan will be born with such enormous skill in genjutsu that their illusions causes the brain to make anything that happens to the victim within the genjutsu physically real, allowing the clan member to potentially kill their opponents with genjutsu.

Lee Clan

Main article: Lee Clan

The Lee Clan (リー一族, Rī Ichizoku) is one of the many clans that reside in Konohagakure.

Nara Clan

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Main article: Nara Clan

The Nara Clan (奈良一族, Nara Ichizoku) or Nara Family (奈良家, Nara-ke) is one of the many clans of Konohagakure. They are known for tending deer and their ability to manipulate shadows through the use of Yin Release. Two of its members, Shikaku and his son Shikamaru, are well known for their high-level of intelligence, and both have served as advisors to the Hokage. After Shikaku's death, Shikamaru became the head of the clan.

Onikuma Clan

Main article: Onikuma Clan

The Onikuma Clan (鬼熊一族, Onikuma Ichizoku) is one of the many clans that reside in Konohagakure. They use a Hiden jutsu that is described as a possession-type summoning.[11]

Ōtsutsuki Clan

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Main article: Ōtsutsuki Clan The Ōtsutsuki Clan (大筒木一族, Ōtsutsuki Ichizoku) is an ancient clan of horned celestial beings (天津人, amatsubito),[12] also described as aliens (宇宙人, uchūjin).[13][14] As a parasitic species they have spent thousands of years traversing the cosmos in order to carry out the Ōtsutsuki Will (大筒木の意志, Ōtsutsuki no Ishi), a doctrine which dictates that clan members consume the life energy and genetic material of other worlds in order to continuously evolve, with the ultimate goal of attaining godhood.

After the arrival of Kaguya on Earth a millennium ago, the Ōtsutsuki began having a lasting influence on the human population, notably starting the history of shinobi.[15]

Rinha Clan

Main article: Rinha Clan

The Rinha Clan (Rinha Ichizoku) was a clan with specialists in medical ninjutsu. They have performed admirably in the past wars. A survivor named Malice was the best of the clan.

Ryū Clan

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Main article: Ryū Clan

The Ryū Clan (龍一族, Ryū Ichizoku) was once a powerful clan of Dragon Guardians entrusted with keeping the Dragon Blade.

Sarutobi Clan

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Main article: Sarutobi Clan

The Sarutobi Clan (猿飛一族, Sarutobi Ichizoku) is an influential clan from Konohagakure. It has produced several renowned members who have held positions of high authority, including the Third Hokage; whose son, Asuma, held membership in the Twelve Guardian Ninja, while his other child served directly under the Hokage along with their spouse as Anbu.[16] All known members have also been devout observers of the Will of Fire.

Sendō Clan

Main article: Sendō Clan

The Sendō Clan (仙道一族, Sendō Ichizoku) is a clan of the Howling Wolf Village led by Jiryū Sendō. Jiryū formed the clan after the village declared its neutrality from all conflicts. He gathered together many of the village's former shinobi - left unemployed by the neutrality - and created a criminal gang that primarily dealt in saigenzai, a popular hallucinogen.

Senju Clan

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Main article: Senju Clan

The Senju Clan (千手一族, Senju Ichizoku) was one of the clans responsible for founding the first shinobi village: Konohagakure — the other being their rival Uchiha clan. Although the clan itself no longer appears to exist as a group, the Senju continue to influence Konoha's politics through their philosophy of the Will of Fire and the corresponding interpretation of the role of the Hokage position. As such, three Senju have achieved the position of Hokage.

Shiin Clan

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Main article: Shiin Clan

The Shiin Clan was a small shinobi clan from the Land of the Rice Fields,[17] where Orochimaru established the Land of Sound. Despite their size, they were famous in the country due to their high ideals and determination. After Otogakure was founded, all the skilled members joined Otogakure, and when the country's daimyō stopped hiring them, their leader set his eyes on a goldmine near the country's border, as a way to support his clan.

Shimura Clan

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Main article: Shimura Clan

The Shimura Clan (志村一族, Shimura Ichizoku) is a shinobi clan from Konohagakure.

Shirogane Clan

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Main article: Shirogane Clan

The Shirogane Clan (白銀一族, Shirogane Ichizoku) was a puppet clan from the Land of Wind.

Taketori Clan

Main article: Taketori Clan

The Taketori Clan (竹取一族, Taketori Ichizoku) is a clan, presumably outside of Konohagakure. While not a great deal is known about them, this clan seems to have close connections to the Hyūga clan for political matters, according to Natsu Hyūga.[18]

Tenrō Clan

Main article: Tenrō Clan

The Tenrō Clan (天狼一族, Tenrō Ichizoku) is a clan of shinobi that hail from Yumegakure.

Tsuchigumo Clan

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Main article: Tsuchigumo Clan

The Tsuchigumo Clan (土蜘蛛一族, Tsuchigumo Ichizoku) is a clan that formed a pact with the Third Hokage during the Third Shinobi World War. The clan's leader at that time, En no Gyōja, developed a technique that could wipe out an entire village. By terms of the pact with the Third Hokage, En no Gyōja declared the technique to be forbidden, in exchange for protection provided by Konoha in times of need.

Uchiha Clan

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Main article: Uchiha Clan

The Uchiha Clan (うちは一族, Uchiha Ichizoku) is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure,[19] reputed to be the village's strongest because of their Sharingan and natural battle prowess.[20] After helping found Konoha decades ago, the Uchiha grew increasingly isolated from the village's affairs, culminating in most of their deaths during the Uchiha Clan Downfall. Few Uchiha now survive into the present day.

Uzumaki Clan

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Main article: Uzumaki Clan

The Uzumaki Clan (うずまき一族, Uzumaki Ichizoku) was formerly a prominent clan in Uzushiogakure. Its members are renown for having bright, red hair and possessing incredibly strong life-forces and chakra. Since its disbandment, most of its known members reside in Konohagakure.

Wagarashi Family

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Main article: Wagarashi Family

The Wagarashi Family (ワガラシ一家, Wagarashi Ikka) is a clan in the Land of Tea. They are one of two clans who wants ownership over the Degarashi Port.

Wasabi Family

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Main article: Wasabi Family

The Wasabi Family (ワサビ一家, Wasabi Ikka) is a clan from the Land of Tea. They are one of two clans who want ownership over the Degarashi Port.

Yamanaka Clan

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Main article: Yamanaka Clan

The Yamanaka Clan (山中一族, Yamanaka Ichizoku) is a family of shinobi found in Konohagakure. They specialise in mind related techniques, and they own and run a flower shop in the village. They traditionally lead the Konoha Barrier Team.

Yoimura Clan

Main article: Yoimura Clan

The Yoimura Clan (宵村家, Yoimura-ke) is clan that resides in Daidai Village.

Yota's Clan

Main article: Yota's Clan

This travelling clan had the ability to manipulate weather, which they used for their trades.

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  1. Naruto chapter 398, page 11
  2. First Fanbook, page 28-29
  3. First Fanbook, pages 28-29
  4. Boruto volume 10, page 92
  5. Boruto episode 233
  6. Fourth Databook, page 213
  7. Weekly Shōnen Jump
  8. First Fanbook, page 28-29
  9. Boruto episode 96
  10. Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
  11. Boruto episode 139
  12. Boruto episode 53
  13. Naruto chapter 670
  14. Boruto chapter 45
  15. Jin no Sho, pages 216-218
  16. Boruto: Road to B, page 2
  17. Naruto episode 215
  18. Naruto Shippūden episode 390
  19. First Fanbook, page 28-29
  20. Naruto chapter 7, page 2
  21. Fourth Databook, page 211