|(たたみイワシ, Tatami Iwashi)|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #21|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
He has dark eyes, brown hair and a small goatee. When first introduced, he wore a simple button up grey uniform like the one worn by the shinobi in the Konohagakure Intelligence Division. When seen after that, however, he wore the standard attire of the Konoha shinobi complete with flak jacket and forehead protector which he wears like a bandanna.
Though little to nothing is known of his abilities, Iwashi did note during the Chūnin Exams that even he wasn't able to finish the second test of the examination in the time that the Sand Siblings had. He was also strong enough to be placed on a mission that his Tokubetsu Jōnin team-mates called challenging.
Chūnin Exam Arc
Iwashi first appeared when showing Anko Mitarashi a video of the Sand Siblings after passing the second test of the Chūnin Exams, noting in particular the time they took and speculating that there was no way that they were merely genin.
Sasuke Retrieval Arc
He appeared later with Raidō Namiashi, Shizune, and Genma Shiranui on a mission. Raidō and Genma were badly injured by the Sound Four when they went to check out the disturbance and Iwashi wanted to get revenge for his comrades, but was stopped by Shizune.
Mizuki Strikes Back Arc
Land of Vegetables Arc
Trap Master Arc
Iwashi was present when Tsunade ordered him along with other ninja to go investigate a possible attack on Konoha. It was later revealed that the whole incident had been set up by Gennō.
Hidan and Kakuzu Arc
In the anime, he was present at Asuma Sarutobi's funeral.
Itachi Pursuit Arc
- His name means "Sardine Mat" (rug), as "iwashi" directly translates into "sardine" and "tatami" is a type setting of cloth.
- According to the databook(s):
- His favourite foods are nikujaga and buttered maize, while his least favourite is seafood.