|(初代星影, Shodai Hoshikage)|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #179|
|Appears in||Anime only|
The First Hoshikage (初代星影, Shodai Hoshikage; Literally meaning "First or Founding Star Shadow") was the founder of Hoshigakure two hundred years before the start of the series.
Once he discovered a "fallen star" (a meteor) with mystical powers, he founded the Land of Bears, in hopes to make well-renowned shinobi and gain the title of a great hidden village. Unfortunately, he didn't know of the side effects of the star training, and people started to die from overpowering chakra that imploded in their bodies.