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Gokage hats

A Five Kage Summit (五影会談, Gokage Kaidan, Literally meaning: Five Shadow Summit) is a meeting of all the Kage to discuss matters affecting their respective countries and the world at large. When a Kage wishes to meet with his or her fellow Kage, he notifies the others of a time and place to convene as well as how many bodyguards they may bring. Travel and mission restrictions are placed on all shinobi who will not be attending the meeting in the days before, during, and after so that no village can work against another while their Kage are gone.

Known Meetings

Tailed Beasts

First Gokage summit

The first ever Kage Summit is convened.

During the First Shinobi World War, the first ever Kage Summit was convened in an unknown location by the First Hokage. In an attempt to balance the power between the villages and as a sign of goodwill, Konohagakure intended to distribute the tailed beasts it had acquired to the other villages. The Kazekage, however, noted that Sunagakure already had a tailed beast within their possession and instead asked for an alternative payment of a portion of the fertile land of the Land of Fire, their closest neighbour, and 30% of the asking price from each of the tailed beasts that the other nations would pay for. Most present were outraged by this and threatened war against Sunagakure, but the Hokage was able to quell their rage by speaking of his hopes for the future of the shinobi.[1]

Kage Advisor/Guard
First Hokage Tobirama Senju
First Kazekage Shamon
First Mizukage The future Third Mizukage
First Raikage A
Second Tsuchikage


Kage Summit

The Kage Summit convened in the Land of Iron.

Many decades after the first Kage Summit, another is convened in the Land of Iron by the Fourth Raikage. As a result of Akatsuki's growing activity in recent months to capture the tailed beasts and their jinchūriki, the Raikage wishes for the villages to unite against Akatsuki. Because many of the villages had employed Akatsuki in the past, the Raikage asks the Land of Iron's leader, Mifune, to mediate. Decades of conflict and competition between their villages make some of the Kage reluctant to cooperate or to admit Akatsuki is a real problem. It is only from the Hokage's revelation that Akatsuki is led by "Madara Uchiha" that the Kage see a threat.

Mifune suggests that the Kage form a coalition to oppose Akatsuki with the Hokage as its leader, citing the fact that only Konoha's tailed beast has yet to be captured. It is soon discovered that the Hokage is manipulating Mifune, prompting him to flee with his bodyguards when the meeting is attacked by Taka, an Akatsuki-affiliate. "Madara" confronts the remaining Kage shortly afterwards and, after failing to convince them to surrender their jinchūriki, he declares the start of the Fourth Shinobi World War. The four Kage and Mifune band together as the Allied Shinobi Forces in order to confront Akatsuki, with the Raikage as its leader. They also decide to invite Konoha's help by approaching Kakashi Hatake, not trusting the Hokage in light of his actions.

Kage Advisors/Guards
Sixth Hokage Candidate Fū Yamanaka and Torune Aburame
Fifth Kazekage Kankurō and Temari
Fifth Mizukage Ao and Chōjūrō
Fourth Raikage C and Darui
Third Tsuchikage Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi

Moon Collision

Five Kage Summit

The Kage Summit convened.

Two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War ends, an emergency Kage Summit is convened to discuss how to handle the imminent crashing of the moon into the Earth. At the first and apparently only one of these meeting where the Kage meet in person, they are given clocks to help them plan countermeasures and get their people to safety. In the final hours of the crisis the Kage have several telecommuted conferences to discuss efforts to stop the moon. Because Konoha's Hanabi Rescue Team is on the moon, all but the Fourth Raikage agree to delay Kumo's Chakra Cannon from destroying it so that the team, specifically Naruto Uzumaki, can have a chance to complete their mission.

Kage Advisor/Guard
Sixth Hokage Kotetsu Hagane and Izumo Kamizuki
Fifth Kazekage Temari and Kankurō
Fifth Mizukage Chōjūrō
Fourth Raikage Killer B
Third Tsuchikage Akatsuchi

Episode 497 Meeting

In the months following the events of the moon collision, a summit was held in Konoha. Before discussing matters, Kakashi requested that they don't go overboard with their gifts for Naruto and Hinata Hyūga's upcoming wedding. As the conference ran long, Gaara decided to stay the night in Konoha.

Kage Advisor/Guard
Sixth Hokage Shizune
Fifth Kazekage Temari and Kankurō
Fifth Mizukage Chōjūrō
Fourth Raikage Killer B and Darui
Third Tsuchikage Kurotsuchi

Kaguya Meeting

Several years later, a Kage Summit is convened in Konohagakure by the Seventh Hokage. One of the matters brought up by Sasuke Uchiha was Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's reasoning for the creation of her White Zetsu Army, which he hypothesised that there is possibly a bigger threat than her which could appear promptly. It was decided that the information was to be kept secret between the Kage and others present, in order to not cause a panic.[2]

Kage Advisor/Guard
Seventh Hokage Unknown
Fifth Kazekage Kankurō
Sixth Mizukage Misuno
Fifth Raikage Omoi
Fourth Tsuchikage Akatsuchi

Chapter 700 Meeting

Gokage Kaidan Konoha

The Kage Summit convened in Konohagakure.

Fifteen years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, another Kage Summit is convened in Konohagakure by the Seventh Hokage. It is unknown what matters were discussed at the summit. It seems that in this version of the meeting, the tensions between the villages have practically become nonexistent, even to a point where the Kage of the villages who once utterly despised each other would agree to meet within one of the Kage's hidden villages in a seemingly casual manner.[3]

Kage Advisor/Guard
Seventh Hokage Shikamaru Nara
Fifth Kazekage Kankurō
Sixth Mizukage Misuno
Fifth Raikage Omoi
Fourth Tsuchikage Akatsuchi



  1. Naruto chapter 648
  2. Naruto chapter 700+5
  3. Naruto chapter 700
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 449
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