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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Kirigakure'''|霧隠れの里|Kirigakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Mist}}, infamously known as the {{translation|"'''Village of the Bloody Mist'''"|血霧の里|Chigiri no Sato}}, is the shinobi village located in the [[Land of Water]]. As one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Kirigakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Mizukage]]. There have been five Mizukage, the current one being [[Mei Terumī]]. An unusually high number of [[missing-nin]] seem to originate from this village and as such a unique classification of [[ANBU]] known as [[hunter-nin]] are specifically tasked with eliminating these defectors.<section end=summary />
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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Kirigakure'''|霧隠れの里|Kirigakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Mist}} is the [[hidden village]] of the [[Land of Water]]. As the village of one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Kirigakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Mizukage]], of which there have been six in its history. Befitting its name, the village is surrounded by a thick mist, with several mountains in the background, making it difficult to find by foreigners.<section end=summary /> Kirigakure's architecture is composed of several cylindrical buildings, with the Mizukage's office being the widest and largest. Most of the taller buildings have trees on them.
   
[[File:Kirigakure Symbol.svg|thumb|150px|left|The emblem of Kirigakure.]]
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The standard attire for Kiri shinobi revolves around a pinstriped material which the shinobi wear as bracers and greaves which merge into their sandals. Underneath this, they wear a full-black shirt and pants over which they wear the villages' standard grey [[flak jacket]]. Some also wear waist-guards. Many Kirigakure ninja use [[Water Release]] techniques. Due to the village's high number of [[missing-nin]], Kiri has a subdivision of [[Anbu]] known as [[hunter-nin]] that are specifically tasked with eliminating these defectors.
The standard attire in this village revolves mainly around a striped material which the shinobi wear around their wrists and legs which merge into their sandals. Underneath this, they wear a full-black shirt and pants over which they wear the villages' standard grey [[flak jacket]]. Some also wear waist-guards. The shinobi from this village are very proficient with [[Water Release]] techniques and [[kenjutsu]].
 
 
Kirigakure's architecture is composed of several cylindrical buildings, with the Mizukage's office being the widest and largest. Most of the taller buildings have trees on them. Befitting its name, the village is surrounded by a thick mist, with several mountains in the background, making it difficult to find by foreigners.
 
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
Little of Kirigakure's early history is known. Sometime in the past due to great enmity between the Second Mizukage and the Second Tsuchikage, the two men eventually killed each other in a final confrontation. When the village partook in the [[Third Shinobi World War]], a group of [[jōnin]] and [[ANBU]]-level shinobi from the village faced both [[Kakashi Hatake]] and [[Rin Nohara]] of [[Konohagakure]]. This battle culminated in Kakashi killing Rin much to the Kirigakure shinobi's anguish as they had seemingly used Rin as a guinea pig and wanted to at least retrieve her body. However, these shinobi were subsequently killed by [[Obito Uchiha]] who had witnessed everything.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 603-605</ref>
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Kirigakure was founded after the [[Warring States Period]] by the [[First Mizukage]]. Shortly after the formation of their villages, [[Konoha]]'s [[First Hokage]] sold [[tailed beasts]] to Kiri as a sign of friendship and to ensure a balance of power amongst their new villages. The goodwill this fostered was short-lived, and Kiri would become involved in different conflicts over the following decades. The [[Second Mizukage]] and [[Iwa]]'s [[Second Tsuchikage]] at some point met in battle and killed each other.<ref>Chapter 525, page 3</ref> During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Kiri kidnapped [[Rin Nohara]] of Konoha and sealed the [[Three-Tails]] into her. When she was rescued by [[Kakashi Hatake]], Kiri sent a force to go after her, but this was only for appearances; Kiri wanted Rin to make it back to Konoha so that, upon losing control of the Three-Tails, it would be released within the village and destroy it.<ref>Chapter 629, pages 14-16</ref> Aware of this, Rin convinces Kakashi to kill her before they get back and the pursuing ninja are similarly killed.<ref>Chapters 603-605</ref> In the anime, sometime after the war, Kiri and Iwa joined forces on a mission to reclaim intel stolen by [[Kumo]]. Once the information was secured, Iwa betrayed Kiri and killed most of the mission sent on the mission to take the intel for themselves, an incident that would come to be known as the [[Tragedy of Yosuga Pass]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippuden'' episode 242</ref>
 
Konoha ninja consistently praise Kirigakure's military might.{{Citation needed}}
 
 
[[File:Kirigakure after Kaguya clan's attack.JPG|thumb|left|Kirigakure after the Kaguya's attack.]]
 
Kirigakure does seem to have experienced a number of internal conflicts. The [[Kaguya clan]] once waged war against Kirigakure to quench their lust for battle and were slaughtered by the village's superior forces.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 216, page 15</ref> Because of their efficiency on the battlefield, those with [[kekkei genkai]] are fielded in times of war, but Kirigakure ninja and most other citizens of the Land of Water are suspicious of those with genetic abilities and have persecuted them in the past.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 29, page 10</ref> This persecution is known to have reached the point where parents imprisoned children or attempted to kill their children and entire clans were wiped out.
 
   
[[File:Yagura & shadow .png|thumb|The Fourth Mizukage being controlled by Obito.]]
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[[File:Kaguya defeated.jpg|thumb|left|Kirigakure after the Kaguya's attack.]]
During the reign of the [[Fourth Mizukage]], Kirigakure began using a new graduation ritual for their academy: death matches for students who wish to move on into the ranks of ninja. This act earned the village the infamous nickname {{translation|"Village of the Bloody Mist"|血霧の里|Chigiri no Sato}}. Students who did exceptionally well during the graduation became prime candidates for the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]], a group of ninja skilled with bladed weapons. Though this practice was eventually discontinued after [[Zabuza Momochi]] slaughtered an entire graduating class, not yet being a student himself. Yagura's term as Mizukage caused great turmoil for the village: ninja began craving power and taking part in questionable activities such as in Zabuza's case when he attempted to assassinate the Mizukage. [[Kisame Hoshigaki]], a member of the Seven Swordsmen who was disillusioned by the corruption was among those who knew the truth that Yagura was being influenced by [[Obito]], yet sided with the masked ninja and eventually defected after trying to overthrow the government and assassinating several officials. Because of this association, many believed the [[Akatsuki]] was created in Kirigakure rather than [[Amegakure]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 458, page 10</ref> Since Mei has taken office, the village has taken a new stance and has begin working on their diplomatic relations and internal policies as well as their overall image while aiming to be recognised as a more open-minded nation.<ref>''Second Fanbook'' page 123</ref>
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In addition to foreign conflicts, Kirigakure has experienced several periods of internal unrest. The [[Kaguya clan]] once waged war against Kirigakure to quench their lust for battle, but were slaughtered by the village's superior forces.<ref>Chapter 216, page 15</ref> Those with [[kekkei genkai]] are regarded with suspicion by the people of Kiri and the wider Land of Water due to their efficiency during times of war. As such, persecution and even murder of anyone with a kekkei genkai was common; in the case of the [[Yuki clan]], it no longer exists in an organised sense and its few surviving members live in secret, fearful of their abilities being discovered.<ref>Chapter 29, page 10</ref>
   
In the anime, ten years before the [[Shinobi Alliance]] was formed, it was revealed that Kirigakure bore a grudge against [[Iwagakure]] for the event known as the [[Tragedy of Yosuga Pass]] where Iwa ninja caused the deaths of [[Junsai]] and [[Suiren]] to take an important scroll that Iwa ninja helped a Kiri team including [[Ganryū]] steal from [[Kumogakure]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippuden'' episode 242</ref>
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[[File:Yagura & shadow .png|thumb|right|The Fourth Mizukage being controlled by Tobi.]]
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Kiri reacquired the Three-Tails after the Third Shinobi World War and made the [[Fourth Mizukage]] its [[jinchūriki]]. The Fourth's reign was a time of darkness for Kirigakure, with corruption plaguing those in charge and the pursuit of power becoming paramount for many. In the [[Academy]], students wishing to graduate had to fight to the death, and only those who survived could advance to the ranks of the ninja. This practice earned the village the nickname as the {{translation|"Village of the Bloody Mist"|血霧の里|Chigiri no Sato}}. Defection became widespread amongst Kiri's ranks, with several members of the [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist]] and even the [[Six-Tails]]' jinchūriki, [[Utakata]], abandoning the village. The Academy's graduation methods were discontinued after [[Zabuza Momochi]], not yet a student himself, killed an entire year's graduating class, but by then the Bloody Mist had irreparably tainted the Fourth's legacy. In time it was discovered by [[Ao]] that the Fourth was being manipulated by someone, although Kiri was never able to ascertain by who or how. In time the Fourth died and the Three-Tails was allowed to roam out in the wild.
   
Kirigakure had two [[tailed beasts]] in its possession: the [[Three-Tails]] and the [[Six-Tails]]. The Three-Tails was sealed within Yagura, though by the time Akatsuki went after it, it was roaming free. The Six-Tails' host, [[Utakata]], was captured and had his tailed beast extracted by Akatsuki. Utakata's capture is the subject of its [[Tsuchigumo Kinjutsu Arc|own arc]] in the anime.
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Under the [[Fifth Mizukage]], Kiri has tried to move passed the memories of the Bloody Mist by reforming internal policies and improving its image abroad as being an open-minded nation.<ref>Second Fanbook, page 123</ref> After Akatsuki captures a number of tailed beasts, including both of those previously possessed by Kiri, the Fifth attends a [[Kage Summit]] in order to improve diplomatic relations with the other villages and disprove the rumour that Akatsuki was founded in Kiri. As a further display of this, Kiri joins the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] to oppose Akatsuki. The war is won and the village's image is redeemed, so that by the era of the [[Sixth Mizukage]] all five [[Kage]] are on good terms.
   
 
== Clans ==
 
== Clans ==
 
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{{#ask:[[Concept:Clans]][[Loyalty::Land of Water]]|format=ul}}
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* The village is named after [[Wikipedia:Kirigakure Saizō|Saizō Kirigakure]] of the Sanada Ten Braves, a group of legendary ninja that served under daimyō Yukimura Sanada during Japan's Warring States period, and rival to his comrade Sasuke Sarutobi. His surname is a play on his associated with fog and illusions. The village's trademark technique, [[Hiding in Mist Technique]] also plays on Saizō's ability.
 
* The village is named after [[Wikipedia:Kirigakure Saizō|Saizō Kirigakure]] of the Sanada Ten Braves, a group of legendary ninja that served under daimyō Yukimura Sanada during Japan's Warring States period, and rival to his comrade Sasuke Sarutobi. His surname is a play on his associated with fog and illusions. The village's trademark technique, [[Hiding in Mist Technique]] also plays on Saizō's ability.
* The second fanbook gives Kirigakure a population size of two out of five stars, a military strength of three out of five stars, and an economic strength of two out of five stars.
 
 
* Kirigakure does not seem to have a ninja registration system.
 
* Kirigakure does not seem to have a ninja registration system.
* Despite the persecution of people with kekkei genkai in the past, the village's [[Mei Terumī|current Mizukage]] has two kekkei genkai.
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* Despite the persecution of people with kekkei genkai in the past, the village's [[Second Mizukage]] had a kekkei genkai<ref name="d4">Fourth Databook, page 184</ref>, as well as the [[Fifth Mizukage]] who has two [[Lava Release|kekkei]] [[Boil Release|genkai]].
 
* During the second fight between Zabuza Momochi and Kakashi Hatake, the former used a kunai with an edge of the blade curving inward, making the point sharper and more suited for stabbing or thrusting. Later in the anime, this blade was depicted as Kirigakure's special variation of the standard kunai.
 
* During the second fight between Zabuza Momochi and Kakashi Hatake, the former used a kunai with an edge of the blade curving inward, making the point sharper and more suited for stabbing or thrusting. Later in the anime, this blade was depicted as Kirigakure's special variation of the standard kunai.
   
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== References ==
 
== References ==
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Kirigakure
Kirivillage
Name
Kanji 霧隠れの里
Rōmaji Kirigakure no Sato
Literal English Village Hidden by Mist
Village Data
Country Land of Water
Leader Mizukage
Symbol Kirigakure Symbol
Statistics
Population 2/5
Military 3/5
Economy 2/5

Kirigakure (霧隠れの里, Kirigakure no Sato, Literally meaning: Village Hidden by Mist) is the hidden village of the Land of Water. As the village of one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Kirigakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Mizukage, of which there have been six in its history. Befitting its name, the village is surrounded by a thick mist, with several mountains in the background, making it difficult to find by foreigners. Kirigakure's architecture is composed of several cylindrical buildings, with the Mizukage's office being the widest and largest. Most of the taller buildings have trees on them.

The standard attire for Kiri shinobi revolves around a pinstriped material which the shinobi wear as bracers and greaves which merge into their sandals. Underneath this, they wear a full-black shirt and pants over which they wear the villages' standard grey flak jacket. Some also wear waist-guards. Many Kirigakure ninja use Water Release techniques. Due to the village's high number of missing-nin, Kiri has a subdivision of Anbu known as hunter-nin that are specifically tasked with eliminating these defectors.

History Edit

Kirigakure was founded after the Warring States Period by the First Mizukage. Shortly after the formation of their villages, Konoha's First Hokage sold tailed beasts to Kiri as a sign of friendship and to ensure a balance of power amongst their new villages. The goodwill this fostered was short-lived, and Kiri would become involved in different conflicts over the following decades. The Second Mizukage and Iwa's Second Tsuchikage at some point met in battle and killed each other.[1] During the Third Shinobi World War, Kiri kidnapped Rin Nohara of Konoha and sealed the Three-Tails into her. When she was rescued by Kakashi Hatake, Kiri sent a force to go after her, but this was only for appearances; Kiri wanted Rin to make it back to Konoha so that, upon losing control of the Three-Tails, it would be released within the village and destroy it.[2] Aware of this, Rin convinces Kakashi to kill her before they get back and the pursuing ninja are similarly killed.[3] In the anime, sometime after the war, Kiri and Iwa joined forces on a mission to reclaim intel stolen by Kumo. Once the information was secured, Iwa betrayed Kiri and killed most of the mission sent on the mission to take the intel for themselves, an incident that would come to be known as the Tragedy of Yosuga Pass.[4]

Kaguya defeated

Kirigakure after the Kaguya's attack.

In addition to foreign conflicts, Kirigakure has experienced several periods of internal unrest. The Kaguya clan once waged war against Kirigakure to quench their lust for battle, but were slaughtered by the village's superior forces.[5] Those with kekkei genkai are regarded with suspicion by the people of Kiri and the wider Land of Water due to their efficiency during times of war. As such, persecution and even murder of anyone with a kekkei genkai was common; in the case of the Yuki clan, it no longer exists in an organised sense and its few surviving members live in secret, fearful of their abilities being discovered.[6]

Yagura &amp; shadow

The Fourth Mizukage being controlled by Tobi.

Kiri reacquired the Three-Tails after the Third Shinobi World War and made the Fourth Mizukage its jinchūriki. The Fourth's reign was a time of darkness for Kirigakure, with corruption plaguing those in charge and the pursuit of power becoming paramount for many. In the Academy, students wishing to graduate had to fight to the death, and only those who survived could advance to the ranks of the ninja. This practice earned the village the nickname as the "Village of the Bloody Mist" (血霧の里, Chigiri no Sato). Defection became widespread amongst Kiri's ranks, with several members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and even the Six-Tails' jinchūriki, Utakata, abandoning the village. The Academy's graduation methods were discontinued after Zabuza Momochi, not yet a student himself, killed an entire year's graduating class, but by then the Bloody Mist had irreparably tainted the Fourth's legacy. In time it was discovered by Ao that the Fourth was being manipulated by someone, although Kiri was never able to ascertain by who or how. In time the Fourth died and the Three-Tails was allowed to roam out in the wild.

Under the Fifth Mizukage, Kiri has tried to move passed the memories of the Bloody Mist by reforming internal policies and improving its image abroad as being an open-minded nation.[7] After Akatsuki captures a number of tailed beasts, including both of those previously possessed by Kiri, the Fifth attends a Kage Summit in order to improve diplomatic relations with the other villages and disprove the rumour that Akatsuki was founded in Kiri. As a further display of this, Kiri joins the Allied Shinobi Forces to oppose Akatsuki. The war is won and the village's image is redeemed, so that by the era of the Sixth Mizukage all five Kage are on good terms.

Clans Edit


Trivia Edit

  • The village is named after Saizō Kirigakure of the Sanada Ten Braves, a group of legendary ninja that served under daimyō Yukimura Sanada during Japan's Warring States period, and rival to his comrade Sasuke Sarutobi. His surname is a play on his associated with fog and illusions. The village's trademark technique, Hiding in Mist Technique also plays on Saizō's ability.
  • Kirigakure does not seem to have a ninja registration system.
  • Despite the persecution of people with kekkei genkai in the past, the village's Second Mizukage had a kekkei genkai[8], as well as the Fifth Mizukage who has two kekkei genkai.
  • During the second fight between Zabuza Momochi and Kakashi Hatake, the former used a kunai with an edge of the blade curving inward, making the point sharper and more suited for stabbing or thrusting. Later in the anime, this blade was depicted as Kirigakure's special variation of the standard kunai.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. Chapter 525, page 3
  2. Chapter 629, pages 14-16
  3. Chapters 603-605
  4. Naruto: Shippuden episode 242
  5. Chapter 216, page 15
  6. Chapter 29, page 10
  7. Second Fanbook, page 123
  8. Fourth Databook, page 184
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