• The statues of the four previous Kazekage.
  • The Kazekage's hat.

The Kazekage (風影, Literally meaning: Wind Shadow) are the leaders of Sunagakure. Feared and respected across the world, they are responsible for making Sunagakure a powerful and great village, despite its small size. However, being responsible for raising so many great shinobi seems to come at a heavy price, as all the Kazekage, including the current, so far have met untimely deaths at the hands of assassins. For this reason, the Kazekage lineage is sometimes considered cursed. Full-bodied statues of all the former Kazekage are kept in the room where Sunagakure's council convenes.

List of Kazekage

First Kazekage

First Kazekage

The First Kazekage.

The First Kazekage (初代風影, Shodai Kazekage, Literally meaning: First or Founding Wind Shadow) was the founder of Sunagakure, and was said to have gathered all the desert-dwelling shinobi under his control with his overwhelming power.

Second Kazekage

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The Second Kazekage (二代目風影, Nidaime Kazekage, Literally meaning: Second Wind Shadow) was the successor of the First Kazekage. He was the first to research the jinchūriki, in an attempt to greatly enhance the power of the village. He wore a mask that covered the lower half of his face.[1]

Third Kazekage

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Main article: Third Kazekage The Third Kazekage (三代目風影, Sandaime Kazekage, Literally meaning: Third Wind Shadow) was the leader of Sunagakure, and is hailed as the village's strongest Kazekage ever.

Fourth Kazekage

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Main article: Fourth Kazekage Rasa (羅砂, Rasa) was the Fourth Kazekage (四代目風影, Yondaime Kazekage, Literally meaning: Fourth Wind Shadow) of Sunagakure. Renowned for his ability to use Gold Dust, Rasa's reign as Kazekage was marked by his frequent quelling of rampages by the One-Tailed Shukaku, which he had sealed into his youngest son, Gaara.

Fifth Kazekage

Gaara Kazekage

Gaara, the Fifth Kazekage.

Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅) is a shinobi of Sunagakure. He was made the jinchūriki of the One-Tailed Shukaku before he was born, causing the villagers of Suna to fear him as a monster. With nobody to connect to, Gaara grew up hating the world and looking out only for himself, giving his life meaning by killing anyone he came across. After being defeated by Naruto Uzumaki — a jinchūriki like himself who found strength in his friendships — Gaara starts emulating him. He becomes Suna's Fifth Kazekage (五代目風影, Godaime Kazekage, Literally meaning: Fifth Wind Shadow) so that he can protect the village and all those who live there, dispelling the fears he cast on the villagers.


  • The colour of the Kazekage's garbs was originally depicted as blue in the anime, but was changed to the manga's green colour in Naruto: Shippūden episode 199.
  • In chapter #266, the Kazekage statues show the masked Kazekage as the First, and the bald Kazekage as the Second. However, the third databook, the masked Kazekage is shown as the Second, and the bald Kazekage, the First.[2]


  1. Naruto chapter 266, page 8
  2. Naruto — Third Databook, page 64

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