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Tsuchikage hat

The Tsuchikage's hat.

The Tsuchikage (土影, Literally meaning: Earth Shadow) is the Kage of Iwagakure, a title bestowed on the village's leader. The Tsuchikage is generally regarded as the strongest shinobi in the village. Iwa ninja obey the Tsuchikage's every command without hesitation.[1] Over time, Iwagakure gained a poor reputation for the underhanded tactics which their Tsuchikage employed such as taking advantage of alliances even in times of peace.[2][3] The Tsuchikage resides in the tallest building in Iwa: a stone building with a cone-shaped roof that bears the kanji for Tsuchi (, Literally meaning: Earth).

List of Tsuchikage

First Tsuchikage

Shodai Tsuchikage1

Ishikawa, the First Tsuchikage.

Main article: Ishikawa Ishikawa (イシカワ, Ishikawa) was the First Tsuchikage (初代土影, Shodai Tsuchikage, Literally meaning: First or Founding Earth Shadow) who founded Iwagakure in the Land of Earth. In the anime, he was stated to be a member of the Kamizuru Clan.[4]

Second Tsuchikage

Mū

Mū, the Second Tsuchikage.

Main article: Mū‎‎ (, ) was the Second Tsuchikage (二代目土影, Nidaime Tsuchikage, Literally meaning: Second Earth Shadow) of Iwagakure.[5] During his lifetime, Mū was renowned as the "Non-Person" (無人, Mujin, Viz: Null-Man) due to his ability which left neither a physical form nor detectable chakra signature.[5]

Third Tsuchikage

Ōnoki

Ōnoki, the Third Tsuchikage.

Main article: Ōnoki Ōnoki (オオノキ, Ōnoki, Viz: Ohnoki), renowned as "Ōnoki of Both Scales" (両天秤のオオノキ, Ryōtenbin no Ōnoki, English TV: Ohnoki the Fence-Sitter), is the Third Tsuchikage (三代目土影, Sandaime Tsuchikage, Literally meaning: Third Earth Shadow) of Iwagakure.

Fourth Tsuchikage

Fourth Tsuchikage

Kurotsuchi, the Fourth Tsuchikage.

Main article: Kurotsuchi Kurotsuchi (黒ツチ, Kurotsuchi) is a kunoichi of Iwagakure, the granddaughter of the Third Tsuchikage, and a descendant of the First Tsuchikage. She would later follow their endowment by taking on the mantle as the Fourth Tsuchikage (四代目土影, Yondaime Tsuchikage, Literally meaning: Fourth Earth Shadow).

Trivia

  • The First Tsuchikage was the grandfather of the Third Tsuchikage, and the Third is the grandfather of the Fourth.
  • In the anime, busts of previous Tsuchikage are displayed in the Tsuchikage's office.

References

  1. Hyō no Sho, page 16
  2. Naruto chapter 547, pages 9-10
  3. Naruto chapter 553, page 7
  4. Naruto episode 150
  5. 5.0 5.1 Naruto chapter 525, page 1