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Kokage Yanagikage
柳陰コカゲ Yanagikage Kokage
Manga Volume #46, Naruto Chapter #423
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #159
Appears in Anime, Manga
Gender Gender Male Male
  • Part II: 24
Ninja Rank
Nature Type

Kokage Yanagikage (柳陰コカゲ, Yanagikage Kokage) is a chūnin of Konohagakure.


Kokage has a short crop of brown hair and black eyes. He sports a purple-coloured tattoo on his left cheek, which features the kanji 陰 (kage), meaning "shadow" or "shade". He wears the standard Konohagakure attire complete with a flak jacket and bandanna-styles forehead protector.


Kokage Wind Release

Kokage utilising Wind Release.

Kokage is capable of using Wind Release nature transformation and he displayed his skills with the Wind Release: Great Breakthrough technique during his assault on the Deva Path.

Part II

Pain's Assault

During Pain's invasion, he accompanied a group of shinobi and assisted in Kakashi Hatake's confrontation with the Deva Path of Pain.[2] Upon arrival, he and his comrades launched a simultaneous assault on the opposition from four directions, only to be immediately defeated by the effects of Shinra Tensei.[3]


  • "Kokage" can be written with several kanji and describes the "shade of a tree". Kokage's last name is made of kanji 柳, which means "willow" and 陰, which means "shadow".


  1. Fourth Databook, page 211
  2. Naruto chapter 422, page 8
  3. Naruto chapter 423, pages 1-5

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