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タズナ Tazuna

  • Tazuna the Master Bridge Builder (橋作りの超名人タズナ, Hashizukuri no Chōmeijin Tazuna)
Manga Volume #2, Naruto Chapter #9
Anime Naruto Episode #6
Novel Naruto: Innocent Heart, Demonic Blood
Game Naruto: Konoha Ninpōchō
OVA Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game
Voice Actors
Birthdate Astrological Sign Aries.svg April 5
Sex Gender Male.svg Male
  • Part I: 59
  • Part II: 64
  • Part I: 179 cm1.79 m <br />5.873 ft <br />70.472 in <br />
  • Part I: 79 kg174.165 lb <br />
Blood type A
  • Carpenter

Tazuna (タズナ, Tazuna) is a master bridge builder from the Land of Waves.


Blunt and sometimes harsh, Tazuna has been described as a diligent man. He is also a drinker. Despite deceiving Konoha into believing the mission was less dangerous that it actually was, Tazuna was willing to guilt-trip the shinobi into carrying it through. Even knowing how risky it was to defy Gatō, he was willing to build a bridge that would free his village from his influence, and was moved when his grandson also came to defy Gatō.


Tazuna is a grey-haired, bespectacled man with a large beard and dark eyes. When first introduced, he wore a sleeveless v-neck shirt with an obi, pants and a pair of sandals. He also carried a towel around his neck and wore a pointed hat on his head. When seen in Part II, Tazuna wore the same attire including of the towel, a habit Inari has started to mimic.

Part I

Prologue — Land of Waves

Main article: Prologue — Land of Waves

Team 7 protecting Tazuna.

He resolved to build a bridge that would connect the Land of Waves to the mainland to help restore its economic stability, which was against Gatō's interest. He knew that Gatō would try to kill him, but couldn't afford proper protection. It was because of this that Tazuna hired Team 7 under the false pretence of protecting him from bandits (this was considered a C-rank mission, thus reducing the cost). Unlike most of his fellow citizens, Tazuna was brave enough to defy Gatō's interests, although he was perfectly aware of the consequences. In honour of Naruto Uzumaki, and for his example of courage, Tazuna named the bridge the "Great Naruto Bridge" after its completion. He tended to overuse the word "super", which was not reflected in the English version of the anime.

Part II

Pain's Assault

Main article: Pain's Assault

Tazuna and Inari aid in Konoha's rebuilding.

On the request of Konoha, Tazuna arrived in Konoha, along with Inari, who is now a carpenter, to help rebuild the village. He and Inari have a brief conversation with Naruto, Sakura, and Kakashi.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes

Main article: Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes In the anime, Tazuna is seen along with Inari in Konoha after being freed from the Infinite Tsukuyomi by Naruto and Sasuke.

Blank Period

Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky

Main article: Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky Tazuna designed the Tobishachimaru, an airborne ship that would revolutionise the transportation industry. Because of the great fortunes that the Tobishachimaru and similar ships would bring to the Land of Waves, the country's carpenters assisted Tazuna in building it. On the day of the Tobishachimaru's maiden voyage, a team of Konoha-nin led by Kakashi provided security. Tazuna chatted with Kakashi about the ship's capabilities until Kakashi must help a woman aboard. Seeing this, Tazuna spoke to Kakashi about finding a woman of his own and becoming Hokage, finding the two commitments to be quite similar.



  1. First Databook, page 75
  2. Fourth Databook, page 114