Barrier Team (結界班, Kekkai-Han)
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #157|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
The Barrier Team resides in a large chamber with two levels. Streams run from the upper level into a large basin on the lower level. Above the basin is a large sphere representing the barrier. In front of the sphere are four conical pillars in a square formation. Behind these is a stairway to the upper level, shielded by a large screen with the Barrier Team symbol on it. On the upper level is a small lounge area.
The team consists of two divisions:
The detection division has three members, all dressed in clothes similar to those of a Shinto priest. Their hats have the Barrier Team symbol above the Konoha forehead protector. They reside on the lower level of the barrier chamber, one sitting in the middle of the four pillars in front of the sphere, with the other two standing on either side. When someone enters through the barrier, the person in the middle detects them and their point of entry. They do this, apparently, without having to look at the sphere representing the barrier.
The interception division has five members. When at rest, they reside in the lounge area on the upper level of the barrier chamber, drinking tea and playing card games. They wear the standard Konoha uniform, but with the Barrier Team symbol on the upper arm, instead of the standard spiral of Uzushiogakure. When the barrier division detects an intrusion, the interception division rush to the site to apprehend the intruder. At least one member of the team is from the Hyūga clan.
The barrier this team is in charge of is a spherical barrier surrounding the entirety of Konohagakure, even including the sky and undergrounds. It is invisible to most people, but Pain could see it with his Rinnegan. It has a pattern on it similar to the symbol of the Barrier Team. In the circles are giant 界 (kai; Literally meaning "boundary"), the second kanji of 結界 (kekkai, barrier). The barrier seems to be connected to the sphere in the Barrier chamber; when someone enters through the barrier, the sphere ripples at the point of entry.