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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Iwagakure'''|岩隠れの里|Iwagakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Rocks|engtv=Hidden Stone Village}} is the hidden village of the [[Land of Earth]]. As one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Iwagakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Tsuchikage]], current being [[Ōnoki]]. Iwagakure is well-known for the rock-hard attitude of its shinobi; as soon as the Tsuchikage gives an order, the Iwa-nin do so without hesitation, even if it means death.<ref>First Naruto Fanbook</ref><section end=summary /> The standard attire for shinobi from this village consists of red outfit — which can either have one, or both sleeves — a lapel which is usually found on the side without a sleeve and a brown [[flak jacket]] — which also may, or may not have a pouch attached to it. They also tend to wear mesh armour around their ankles. Iwagakure ninja seem to specialise in [[Earth Release]] techniques.
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|kanji=岩隠れの里
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|romaji=Iwagakure no Sato
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|literal english=Village Hidden by Rocks
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|country=Land of Earth
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|leader=Tsuchikage
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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Iwagakure'''|岩隠れの里|Iwagakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Rocks|engtv=Hidden Stone Village}} is the [[hidden village]] of the [[Land of Earth]]. As the village of one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Iwagakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Tsuchikage]], of which there have been four in its history. The rocky mountain ranges that surround the village provide a natural stronghold that it is very proud of.<section end=summary /> The village's infrastructure is built from much of the surrounding rock and stone, shaped into tower-like structures that are inter-connected by a network of bridges. The Tsuchikage's residence seems to be the tallest structure with a cone-shaped roof and bears the kanji for {{translation|"Earth"|土|Tsuchi}} on it.
   
The rocky mountain ranges that surround the village and country provide a natural stronghold. The village profits from this advantageous position and is proud of its strong defences. The village sits among a mountain range consisting of small narrow waterfalls, with the buildings being composed of rock and stone; shaped from large, elevated formations of rock into tower-like structures. Many of its buildings sit on cliffs connected by a network of bridges. The Tsuchikage's palace seems to be the tallest structure with a cone shaped roof.
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The standard attire for Iwa shinobi consists of red outfit which can either have one, or both sleeves a lapel which is usually found on the side without a sleeve and a brown [[flak jacket]] which also may, or may not have a pouch attached to it. They also tend to wear mesh armour around their ankles. Many Iwagakure ninja use [[Earth Release]] techniques. Iwagakure is well-known for the rock-hard attitude of its shinobi; as soon as the Tsuchikage gives an order, the Iwa-nin follow it without hesitation, even if it means death.<ref>First Naruto Fanbook</ref>
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
[[File:Iwagakure Symbol.svg|thumb|The Iwagakure Symbol.]]
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Iwagakure was founded after the [[Warring States Period]] by the [[First Tsuchikage]]. Shortly after the formation of their villages, [[Konoha]]'s [[First Hokage]] sold [[tailed beasts]] to Iwa as a sign of friendship and to ensure a balance of power amongst their new villages. Despite this bid for peace, [[Madara Uchiha]] made efforts unsanctioned by the Hokage or the rest of Konoha to make Iwa subservient to Konoha. Relations between the villages would eventually break down:
Around the time of the [[First Shinobi World War]], the [[First Hokage]], distributed the tailed beasts to the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]] as peace offerings to ensure balance amongst the nations.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 404, page 14</ref> Although it is unknown which, or how many tailed beasts were given, the [[Four-Tails]] and [[Five-Tails]] were in Iwagakure's possession before their capture by [[Akatsuki]]. The Five-Tails, sealed within [[Han]], was captured by Akatsuki under unknown circumstances. The Four-Tails, sealed within [[Rōshi]], was captured by [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] while the jinchūriki was exploring the world. In the anime, Akatsuki had claimed that the villages of its first two [[jinchūriki]], which Deidara indicates Han to have been one of, did not care and were glad to be rid of them.
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*Iwa's close proximity with [[Suna]] has led to numerous conflicts over the years, enough that enmity between its shinobi has become deep-seated.
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*The [[Second Tsuchikage]] and [[Kiri]]'s [[Second Mizukage]] at some point met in battle and killed each other.
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*Iwagakure participated in the [[Second Shinobi World War]], where it fought Konoha and Suna across [[Amegakure]].<ref>Chapter 446</ref>
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*During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Iwa fought Konoha across [[Kusagakure]]. Although Iwa was winning the war for a time, the destruction of the [[Kannabi Bridge]] cut off its supply line, turning the war in Konoha's favour. In the anime, [[Konoha's Yellow Flash]] defeated 1,000 Iwa shinobi in a single battle, prompting the [[Third Tsuchikage]] to surrender.
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*In the anime, Iwa's many battles with Konoha were often led by the [[Kamizuru clan]]. When Konoha's [[Aburame clan]] proved the perfect counters to the Kamizuru, their status within the village declined.
   
Iwagakure played a small role during the [[Second Shinobi World War]], being one of the villages to participate. The [[Third Shinobi World War]] would later make up for this, as Iwagakure becomes the main focus of the war by fighting against [[Konohagakure]] across [[Kusagakure]]. Despite the actions of [[Minato Namikaze]], Iwagakure had the advantage and was successfully pushing Konoha back into the [[Land of Fire]]. When Konoha destroyed the [[Kannabi Bridge]], they cut off Iwagakure's line of supply and turned the war in their favour. Due to their close proximity, [[Sunagakure]] and Iwagakure have had many battles over the years, resulting in a bitter enmity between the two villages and their ninja that they are slow to relinquish, even during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], where they are allies.
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Even during times of peace, Iwa and its Tsuchikage have worked behind the scenes against its fellow villages, such as by using mercenaries like [[Akatsuki]] to carry out missions the village could not be directly involved in or that it lacked the resources for. [[Deidara]], pupil of the Third Tsuchikage, stole a [[Iwagakure Kinjutsu|forbidden technique]] to further [[Explosive Clay|his artistic pursuits]], and defected after using his new art to leave the village structures in shambles, becoming a terrorist bomber [[Mercenary Ninja|for hire]] before his forced recruitment into Akatsuki. In the anime, Iwa betrayed Kiri during an incident that would come to be known as the [[Tragedy of Yosuga Pass]]; while on a joint mission against [[Kumo]], Iwa forces killed most of its Kiri allies in order to take all the mission's spoils for itself. Also in the anime, Iwa attacks Konoha after the [[Konoha Crush]] in order to take advantage of its weakened manpower, but is thwarted by [[Kosuke Maruboshi]].
   
In the past, the Tsuchikage were known for using underhanded tactics to win against their enemies. This included maintaining a strong military strength in times of peace by frequently employing [[Akatsuki]] secretly to fight for them during any quarrels they would encounter. This would later earn Iwagakure the disapproval of the hidden villages of the other great nations. [[Deidara]], after stealing the village's [[Iwagakure Kinjutsu|kinjutsu]], defected from the village because his [[Explosive Clay|art]] wasn't appreciated by his fellow village members, including the Third himself. In the anime, it was revealed that he had bombed the village before leaving.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 261</ref> He would later accept missions by governments across the nation as a terrorist bomber for hire, which would eventually lead him to being forced into join Akatsuki. Nevertheless, Iwagakure ninja still hold him in high regard.
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Like many villages, Iwagakure eventually began sealing its tailed beasts into [[jinchūriki]]; the most recent jinchūriki of its [[Four-Tails]] was [[Rōshi]] and the most recent jinchūriki of its [[Five-Tails]] was [[Han]]. Since the Second Tsuchikage's era, they actively took part in acquiring other tailed beasts. The anime suggests that Iwa did not hold its jinchūriki, or at least Han, in high regard and was glad when Akatsuki captured him. The Third Tsuchikage's words during a [[Kage Summit]] suggest that this is not entirely true, as he calls Akatsuki's capture of both its jinchūriki an embarrassment.
   
In the anime, Iwa was also known to have attempted to destroy Konoha many times in the past. Iwa had in the past used their infamous [[Kamizuru clan]] to guide them in the battlefield. Unfortunately, they were stopped by the rival bug-users of Konoha: the [[Aburame clan]], leading to the decline of the Kamizuru clan for their failure. After the [[invasion of Konoha]] led by [[Orochimaru]] had occurred, Iwa took the opportunity to strike back by deploying an extensive amount of [[genin]] led by an [[Iwa Kunoichi|Iwagakure jōnin]] to attack Kohona while it was still reeling from the death of the Third Hokage. However, the battalion was disposed of by [[Kosuke Maruboshi]] with the help of subordinates. Ten years before the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], [[Kirigakure]] requested Iwa's assistance in retrieving valuable documents stolen during Kumo's time of lust for power. Shortly after the documents were retrieved, the group of Iwa-nin betrayed Kiri on the orders of the Tsuchikage. This betrayal led to years of tension between Iwa and Kiri before the situation was settled, just short of the start of the Fourth Shinobi World War.
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Iwagakure joins the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] in order to oppose Akatsuki. Although initially planning to continue undermining the other villages as it has for years, conversation with the [[Fifth Kazekage]] convinces the Third Tsuchikage that Iwa has lost its way. As such, the Third advocates cooperation with the other villages and becomes personally involved in several battles in order to set an example. In the anime, he even apologises to the other villages for previous actions against them that he has sanctioned. The war is eventually won and the Third's efforts become successful, as by the era of the [[Fourth Tsuchikage]] all five [[Kage]] are on good terms.
   
=== Fourth Great Shinobi War ===
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== Locations ==
At the beginning of the [[Five Kage Summit Arc]], Iwagakure shinobi are seen sending the Tsuchikage and his bodyguards off. When they arrived at the summit, Ōnoki was verbally attacked by the [[Fourth Raikage]] who accused him of having affiliations with Akatsuki. However Ōnoki retaliates by commenting on [[Kumogakure]]'s active lust for power in order to defend his village's actions. After the declaration of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] by [[Tobi]], Ōnoki declares the creation of the very first [[Shinobi Alliance]] after much discussion. Ōnoki later travels back to [[Kumogakure]] along with a [[Iwagakure Bodyguard|bodyguard]] to attend another meeting of the five [[Kage]] to discuss preparation for the war. Upon approval from the [[Earth Daimyō]], Iwagakure forces set out for Kumo to attend the upcoming war. By allying with former enemy villages, the Tsuchikage apologises, in the anime, for the bad blood caused, showing a change in Ōnoki's view of the shinobi world and its future. Shortly before the war, [[Kitsuchi]] is appointed commander of the [[Second Division]].
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== Clans ==
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The second fanbook gives Iwagakure a population size of four out of five stars, a military strength of four out of five stars, and an economic strength of two out of five stars. Along with Kumogakure, it has the greatest military strength of the five main shinobi villages.
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* Initially in the anime, [[Kurotsuchi]] and [[Akatsuchi]] were the only two Iwagakure shinobi to be illustrated with red under-shirts and forehead protectors, as in the manga. The rest kept their brown under-shirts and blue forehead protectors, as they were first coloured in the anime. This was fixed following [[The Super Secret S-Rank Mission|''Shippūden'' episode 254]].
* Initially in the anime, [[Kurotsuchi]] and [[Akatsuchi]] were the only two among the shinobi of Iwagakure to be illustrated with red under-shirts and forehead protectors, as distinguished in the manga. The rest kept their brown under-shirts and blue forehead protectors, as they were coloured first in the anime. This was fixed as of [[The Super Secret S-Rank Mission|''Shippūden'' episode 254]].
 
* Two common features of Iwagakure shinobi are them only having one sleeve and lapel which is usually on the side of the uniform without the sleeve.
 
   
 
== See Also ==
 
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Iwagakure
Iwagakure no Sato
Name
Kanji 岩隠れの里
Rōmaji Iwagakure no Sato
Literal English Village Hidden by Rocks
Village Data
Country Land of Earth
Leader Tsuchikage
Symbol Iwagakure Symbol
Statistics
Population 4/5
Military 4/5
Economy 2/5

Iwagakure (岩隠れの里, Iwagakure no Sato, English TV: Hidden Stone Village, Literally meaning: Village Hidden by Rocks) is the hidden village of the Land of Earth. As the village of one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Iwagakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Tsuchikage, of which there have been four in its history. The rocky mountain ranges that surround the village provide a natural stronghold that it is very proud of. The village's infrastructure is built from much of the surrounding rock and stone, shaped into tower-like structures that are inter-connected by a network of bridges. The Tsuchikage's residence seems to be the tallest structure with a cone-shaped roof and bears the kanji for "Earth" (, Tsuchi) on it.

The standard attire for Iwa shinobi consists of red outfit — which can either have one, or both sleeves — a lapel which is usually found on the side without a sleeve and a brown flak jacket — which also may, or may not have a pouch attached to it. They also tend to wear mesh armour around their ankles. Many Iwagakure ninja use Earth Release techniques. Iwagakure is well-known for the rock-hard attitude of its shinobi; as soon as the Tsuchikage gives an order, the Iwa-nin follow it without hesitation, even if it means death.[1]

History Edit

Iwagakure was founded after the Warring States Period by the First Tsuchikage. Shortly after the formation of their villages, Konoha's First Hokage sold tailed beasts to Iwa as a sign of friendship and to ensure a balance of power amongst their new villages. Despite this bid for peace, Madara Uchiha made efforts unsanctioned by the Hokage or the rest of Konoha to make Iwa subservient to Konoha. Relations between the villages would eventually break down:

Even during times of peace, Iwa and its Tsuchikage have worked behind the scenes against its fellow villages, such as by using mercenaries like Akatsuki to carry out missions the village could not be directly involved in or that it lacked the resources for. Deidara, pupil of the Third Tsuchikage, stole a forbidden technique to further his artistic pursuits, and defected after using his new art to leave the village structures in shambles, becoming a terrorist bomber for hire before his forced recruitment into Akatsuki. In the anime, Iwa betrayed Kiri during an incident that would come to be known as the Tragedy of Yosuga Pass; while on a joint mission against Kumo, Iwa forces killed most of its Kiri allies in order to take all the mission's spoils for itself. Also in the anime, Iwa attacks Konoha after the Konoha Crush in order to take advantage of its weakened manpower, but is thwarted by Kosuke Maruboshi.

Like many villages, Iwagakure eventually began sealing its tailed beasts into jinchūriki; the most recent jinchūriki of its Four-Tails was Rōshi and the most recent jinchūriki of its Five-Tails was Han. Since the Second Tsuchikage's era, they actively took part in acquiring other tailed beasts. The anime suggests that Iwa did not hold its jinchūriki, or at least Han, in high regard and was glad when Akatsuki captured him. The Third Tsuchikage's words during a Kage Summit suggest that this is not entirely true, as he calls Akatsuki's capture of both its jinchūriki an embarrassment.

Iwagakure joins the Allied Shinobi Forces during the Fourth Shinobi World War in order to oppose Akatsuki. Although initially planning to continue undermining the other villages as it has for years, conversation with the Fifth Kazekage convinces the Third Tsuchikage that Iwa has lost its way. As such, the Third advocates cooperation with the other villages and becomes personally involved in several battles in order to set an example. In the anime, he even apologises to the other villages for previous actions against them that he has sanctioned. The war is eventually won and the Third's efforts become successful, as by the era of the Fourth Tsuchikage all five Kage are on good terms.

Locations Edit

Clans Edit


Trivia Edit

  • Initially in the anime, Kurotsuchi and Akatsuchi were the only two Iwagakure shinobi to be illustrated with red under-shirts and forehead protectors, as in the manga. The rest kept their brown under-shirts and blue forehead protectors, as they were first coloured in the anime. This was fixed following Shippūden episode 254.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. First Naruto Fanbook
  2. Chapter 446
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