This article is about clan from Konohagakure. For chapter 79 of the manga, see The Hyūga Clan.
Hyūga Clan
Hyūga Symbol
(日向一族, Hyūga Ichizoku)
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Clan Data
Kekkei Genkai
Known Members

The Hyūga Clan (日向一族, Hyūga Ichizoku) is a well known clan of Konohagakure,[1] as well as the strongest clan in the village.[2] 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.


The Hyūga clan are descendants from the Ōtsutsuki clan, specifically from Hamura Ōtsutsuki's lineage. As a result, they are also distant cousins of the Uchiha, Senju, Uzumaki, and Kaguya clans. They are considered to be one of, if not currently, the most powerful clan in Konohagakure. Their fame and prowess stretches far and wide, leading others to both praise and covet their abilities. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, a Kumo-nin noted that they had a hard time against them during a previous war.[3]

The clan is separated into two parts: the main house (宗家, sōke) and the branch house (分家, bunke), a system that protects the secrets of the Byakugan from outsiders. The main house runs the family while the branch house protects it. The members of the branch house are branded with a cursed seal upon the third birthday of the heir to the main house. This seal gives the main house members absolute control over the branch members, because they can destroy the branch members' brain cells with a simple hand seal, or cause them great pain to punish them. This seal also makes sure the secret of the Hyūga's Byakugan is safe, because it seals the Byakugan after the wearer of the seal dies. Because they are essentially servants, simply because of their birth order or heritage, some branch house members are hostile to those of the main house.[4]

In the past, there have been several attempts on the part of Kumogakure to acquire the dōjutsu of this clan. This even culminated in the death of the would-be-thief: the Head Ninja of Kumogakure and the demands of Hiashi's corpse who had killed him according to the stipulations in the peace treaty that the two villages had signed. Ultimately, Hizashi was the one who sacrificed his life for the village and clan, sealing away his Byakugan as he died and avoiding war. This event would become known as the Hyūga Affair.[4][5]


It has been noted that this clan possesses more than one kekkei genkai.[6] Unique to the Hyūga's main family, they had inherited the powerful chakra from their ancestor Hamura Ōtsutsuki directly. Only those who possess this special chakra can touch the Tenseigan without suffering its side effects.

Neji's Byakugan

The Byakugan.

The Hyūga are renowned for possessing the highly coveted Byakugan (白眼, literally meaning: White Eye, meaning (Viz): All Seeing White Eye), a kekkei genkai feared for the great visual prowess that it grants its wielder. The first ability of the Byakugan gives the user a near 360º field of vision, except for one blind spot at the back of the neck above the third thoracic vertebra. The second ability is being able to see through solid objects, and can use a degree of telescopic sight. The distance and the degree of telescopic sight varies from person to person, and can be improved. In Part I, Neji was able to see an area of 50 metres, but later he increases his visual range to at least 800 metres, while Hinata's range in Part I, during the 2nd round of the chunin exams was noted to be at least 1 km, in Part II, her range grew to at least 10 km and by 18 years old, it stretched to as far as 20 km at least. However, the Byakugan cannot see through certain barriers, such as the Four Black Fogs Formation used by the Sound Four. The third and one of the greatest uses of the Byakugan is the ability to see chakra, its flow, as well as the chakra circulation system inside the body with great detail.[7]

Hinata's stance

A common Gentle Fist stance.

Members of the clan are instructed in the use of the Gentle Fist style, which uses the Byakugan to view the opponent's Chakra Pathway System and deal precise blows to disable and impede the flow of chakra. Due to training in this style, Hyūga clan members tend to have excellent chakra control. This is emphasised in techniques that utilise this chakra control, as well as the nuances of the Gentle Fist Art. Because of this, the Gentle Fist is regarded as Konoha's strongest taijutsu style.

Neji vs Naruto

The Gentle Fist Art.

Another ability possessed by members of this clan grants them the innate ability to expel chakra from every tenketsu in their body, allowing them to fully utilise chakra with attacks such as the Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven and the Gentle Fist Art One Blow Body techniques. This allows descendants of the clan, such as Boruto to use the Gentle Fist despite lacking the Byakugan.[8] In addition, the clan's techniques outside the basic Gentle Fist fighting style, like the Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms etc., are only taught to members of the main house. Neji, however, has bypassed this restriction by learning them on his own through basic observation, furthering his reputation as a "genius" within the clan.[9]


Other Notable Clan Members[]


  • "Hyūga" (日向) means "place in the sun", and is also the name of the city in the Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan.
  • In the anime, it was noted that the Hyūga also have elaborate training rituals such as the Senbon Sparring ritual where the trainee must spar roughly one thousand times in succession.[22]
  • While the clan's emblem didn't appear in the manga, it was featured at the end of each episode in the anime adaptation of Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding.
  • In the anime, it is alluded that despite inheriting the Byakugan, not all Hyūga are able to manifest its actual powers.[23]


  1. First Fanbook, page 28-29
  2. Boruto episode 96
  3. Naruto chapter 614, page 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 Naruto chapter 102
  5. Naruto chapter 103, pages 8-20
  6. Naruto chapter 78, page 13
  7. Naruto chapter 79, page 12
  8. Boruto: Naruto the Movie
  9. Naruto chapter 101, page 8
  10. Naruto chapter 419, page 7
  11. Naruto chapter 430, page 12
  12. Naruto: Shippūden episode 166
  13. Naruto chapter 443, page 14
  14. Naruto chapter 451, page 13
  15. Naruto: Shippūden episode 191
  16. Naruto chapter 525, page 8
  17. Naruto: Shippūden episode 363
  18. Naruto: Shippūden episode 364
  19. Naruto chapter 617, page 6
  20. Naruto: Shippūden episode 452
  21. Boruto episode 154
  22. Naruto: Shippūden episode 306
  23. Boruto episode 8