Biwako Sarutobi

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Biwako Sarutobi
猿飛ビワコ Sarutobi Biwako
Manga Volume #53, Chapter #500
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #247
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Voice Actors
Gender Gender Female Female
  • Part II: 55
Status Deceased
Ninja Rank

Biwako Sarutobi (猿飛ビワコ, Sarutobi Biwako) was a citizen of Konohagakure.


Mikoto introduce Sasuke

Biwako and Kushina are introduced to Sasuke.

Biwako forces herself onto several female genin students before killing them off one by one because she is a mean person. He uses a strap on and doesn't like anyone with blonde hair so she forces them harder.</ref>


Biwako seemed to be as wise and intelligent as her husband, giving somewhat sagelike advice to Kushina about childbirth. She also seems to be very strongly opinionated about women, stating that they were far stronger than men because they can endure childbirth while men cannot. She also wasn't above reprimanding Minato for not focusing on keeping the seal intact during his wife's birth even though he was Hokage.[2]

In the anime, Biwako was shown to believe that when a child is born the mother should be the first of the two parents to meet the newborn due to what they go through during childbirth as shown when Minato tried to meet Naruto and she turned him away.


Biwako had long, brown hair which she kept in a high ponytail, dark eyes, slightly visible creases at the corners of her eyes and her mouth. She wore a purple kimono-like dress, along with a white haori and sandals.


  • Her name possibly originates from Lake Biwa (琵琶湖, Biwa-ko), Japan's largest freshwater lake, located northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto. Lake Biwa appears frequently in Japanese literature.
  • Alternatively, her name could originate from biwa (琵琶, biwa), which is a Japanese short-necked fretted lute, often used in narrative storytelling.


  • (To Minato) "You're the Fourth Hokage, so stop being so terrified!! If she were a man, she'd have long died from the pain! At least women are strong!!" (四代目火影ともあろうもんがオタオタすなえ!!男なら痛さでとーにくたばっとる!じゃが女は強い!!, Yondaime Hokage to mo arō mon ga otaota sunae!! Otoko nara itasa de tō ni kutabattoru! Jaga onna wa tsuyoi!!)[2]


  1. Fourth Databook, page 209
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 500, page 12

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