During the war-torn era before the creation of the shinobi villages, Kawarama was one of the many young shinobi who were put on the battlefield to fight and later would become another casualty of the ever-waging battles. When a part of Kawarama's body was retrieved, it was buried alongside other fallen comrades, in a coffin etched with the Senju symbol on it. Hashirama, Tobirama, and Itama Senju mourned the loss of their clansman, with Hashirama claiming that Kawarama had died a pointless death and at such a young age. This greatly angered their father, who hit Hashirama and told him that Kawarama had died a true shinobi.
Kawarama (瓦間) is a Japanese word referring to the space between two roof tiles.