|果心居士 Kashin Koji|
|Manga||Volume #4, Boruto Chapter #15|
Kashin Koji (果心居士, Kashin Koji) is an "Inner" from the organisation Kara.
Kashin is a straightforward and no-nonsense individual. While seemingly loyal to Kara, he apparently operates under his own views as he was willing to assassinate a fellow colleague. He also appears to have an interest in Boruto Uzumaki.
Kashin is a tall man with long white hair which he keeps in a topknot, allowing some to fall to his shoulders, along with a trimmed beard along his jawline. He also noticeably wears a mask which conceals the top-half of his face, along with the black hooded-robe which seems standard of Kara.
From what has been seen of him, Kashin seems to be a powerful individual. He showed noticeable stealth skill, being able to sneak up on the experienced elder in his team unnoticed, albeit he did suggest that he was losing his edge in old age. He is also a powerful Fire Release user, able to completely incinerate an individual, supposedly overcoming a target's regeneration capabilities.
Upon their organisation losing their vessel, Kashin discusses the matter with the other members of Kara. Immediately after their meeting, Kashin approaches the elderly man of their group to assassinate, and mocks him for not noticing his presence. After impaling him with a kunai, Kashin incinerates the man, before thinking about Konohagakure.
He later speaks to Ao on a train and instructs him to retrieve the vessel that Kara lost, leaving him with a case filled with the needed information and weapons to carry out his mission. After Ao failed in his initial encounter against Team Konohamaru to find the vessel, Kashin, confronted the latter, displeased by his recent sloppiness. As he questioned Ao's resolve at fighting fellow ninja again, Ao bluntly stated that any compassion he had died a long time ago. Content with the answer, Kashin reminded him of his mission to retrieve the target and warned them about Team Konohamaru preparing an ambush on him and left.
- Kashin Koji shares his name with a folkloric magician believed to have lived in the late Muromachi period, though his historicity is debated. He is often depicted as a white-haired, bearded, elderly man in robes, and is said to have used his illusions to deceive and defraud prominent rulers such as Oda Nobunaga.