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|literal english=Village Hidden by Tree Leaves
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{{translation|'''Konohagakure'''|木ノ葉隠れの里|Konohagakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Tree Leaves|also known as "Village Hidden in the Leaves" or "Hidden Leaf Village"}} is the hidden village of the [[Land of Fire]]. As the village of one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Konohagakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Hokage]]. There have been five official Hokage, the most recent being [[Tsunade]]. On a mountain overlooking the village from the north exists the [[Hokage Monument]] which has the faces of all those who have taken the office of Hokage engraved on it. Although Konoha which is known as the most powerful village possessing an elite shinobi army corps,<ref>First Fanbook</ref> much like the country in which it resides, has been relatively peaceful since the end of the [[Third Shinobi World War]], it remains one of the most powerful villages in existence, and has great military power and influence, though this has waned in the past three years following the attacks by Orochimaru and Pain.<section end=summary /> The shinobi of this village wear blue or black shirts which may or may not have swirl patterns on the shoulders, along with matching coloured pants over a green flak jacket which also has a red swirl on the back, and pockets on the chest area. They also tend to wrap bandages around their legs.
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{{translation|'''Konohagakure'''|木ノ葉隠れの里|Konohagakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Tree Leaves|engtv=Village Hidden in the Leaves" or "Hidden Leaf Village}} is the [[hidden village]] of the [[Land of Fire]]. As the village of one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Konohagakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Hokage]], of which there have been seven in its history. Konoha resides deep within a forest at the base of a mountain known as the [[Hokage Monument]], which has the faces of all those who have taken the office of Hokage engraved on it.<section end=summary /><ref>Chapter 625, page 12</ref> While generally seen as the most powerful of the ninja villages,<ref>First Fanbook</ref> Konoha has enjoyed many years of relative peace and stability.
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The standard attire for Konoha shinobi consists of blue or black shirts which may or may not have swirl patterns on the shoulders, along with matching coloured pants over a green [[flak jacket]] which also has a red swirl on the back, and pockets on the chest area. They also tend to wrap bandages around their legs. Many Konohagakure ninja use [[Fire Release]] techniques.
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== History ==
 
== History ==
 
=== Founding ===
 
=== Founding ===
[[File:UchihaSenjuTruce.png|thumb|The Uchiha and Senju found Konohagakure.]]
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[[File:Senju & Uchiha truce.png|thumb|left|The Uchiha and Senju found Konohagakure.]]
Before the ninja villages came into being, ninja were organised into small mercenary clans that knew nothing but battle. But after countless bloodshed, the two strongest ninja clans, the [[Senju clan]] and the [[Uchiha clan]] entered a truce despite reluctance from the latter's leader [[Madara Uchiha]]. Afterwards, the two clans would form the first shinobi village: Konohagakure. [[Hashirama Senju]], the leader of the Senju, used his [[Wood Release]] abilities to produce much of the villages' infrastructure. This ability was one of the reasons he was chosen to become the village's leader.
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During the [[Warring States Period]], ninja were organised into small mercenary clans that knew nothing but battle. The two strongest of these clans were the [[Senju]] and the [[Uchiha]], who had warred against each other for their entire histories. Eventually, intending to end the countless bloodshed, [[Hashirama Senju]] used his position as leader of his clan to create a truce with the Uchiha clan. The Senju, the Uchiha, and their affiliated clans formed the first shinobi village: Konohagakure a name invented by Madara himself.<ref>Chapter 625, page 8</ref>
   
However, not being named Hokage and fearing that the Senju would oppress his clan, Madara attempted to gather support to overthrow Hashirama. But after his kin ostracised him, Madara resolves to deal with Hashirama himself by enslaving [[Kurama]] the Nine-Tails to do his bidding. The epic battle that ensued, causing the formation of the [[Valley of the End]] while Madara was presumed dead, resulted with Nine-Tails sealed within [[Mito Uzumaki]], a member of the [[Uzumaki clan]] who were known for their unique chakra which was able to contain the Nine-Tails. As such, Mito became the Nine-Tails first known [[jinchūriki]], a tradition which would hold due to the close ties between the Senju and Uzumaki clans. At some point, Hashirama came to bind the other [[tailed beast]], which he gave to the other newly formed ninja villages to promote peace. However this peace was short lived.
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[[File:Danzō and Hiruzen as children.png|thumb|Konoha as it appeared shortly after its founding.]]
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Hashirama used his [[Wood Release]] abilities to produce much of the village's infrastructure.<ref>Second Databook, page 279</ref> This ability and his ideals were two of the reasons he was chosen to become the village's leader: the Hokage. Madara, however, feared that the Senju would oppress his clan and attempted to gather support to overthrow Hashirama. No Uchiha would help, forcing him to take on Hashirama by himself. Madara was ultimately defeated at what would be called the [[Valley of the End]] and he was believed to have died. As a result of the battle, Konoha came into possession of the [[Nine-Tails]]. To contain its enormous power, the village began its trend of sealing the beast within [[Uzumaki]], a clan that the Senju and thus the rest of Konoha had close ties with.<ref>Chapter 500, pages 2-4</ref> At some point, Hashirama came to bind some of the other [[tailed beasts]] and gave them to the other newly formed ninja villages to promote peace and tranquility.<ref>Chapter 6485, pages 9-15</ref> However, this peace was short-lived.
   
=== The Three World Wars ===
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=== The First Three World Wars ===
Konoha took part in the first three Shinobi World Wars. Hashirama died during the [[First Shinobi World War]], necessitating his brother [[Tobirama Senju]] replace him as Second Hokage. Tobirama would also die during the war, appointing his pupil [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]] as his successor before sacrificing himself to ensure his pupils' escape from [[Kumogakure]]'s [[Kinkaku Force|ninja]]. Hiruzen, the Third Hokage, later led Konoha's forces during the [[Second Shinobi World War]] where his three students [[Jiraiya]], [[Tsunade]], and [[Orochimaru]] became known as the Legendary [[Sannin]]. Other than fighting across [[Amegakure]] with numerous clashes with its leader [[Hanzō]], little is known of Konoha's actions during the war. Decades later Konoha became involved in the [[Third Shinobi World War]]; Konoha fought [[Iwagakure]], using [[Kusagakure]] as their battleground. Konoha was almost defeated, but [[Minato Namikaze]] helped turn the war back in their favour.
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Konoha took part in the first three Shinobi World Wars. Hashirama died shortly after the village began to flourish, and the mantle of Hokage was passed onto his brother, [[Tobirama Senju]], who became the Second Hokage. Tobirama died during the [[First Shinobi World War]], killed by [[Kumogakure]]'s [[Kinkaku Force|ninja]], but he appointed [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]] as Third Hokage before his death. Years later, during the [[Second Shinobi World War]], Hiruzen led Konoha's forces against [[Iwa]] and [[Suna]], using [[Amegakure]] as their battleground. Ame's leader, [[Hanzō]], also fought Konoha a number of times, and during one of these battles gave Hiruzen's students - [[Jiraiya]], [[Tsunade]], and [[Orochimaru]] - the title of [[Sannin]]. During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Konoha fought the ninja of [[Iwagakure]] across [[Kusagakure]]. Konoha was almost defeated, but [[Minato Namikaze]] helped turn the war back in their favour.
   
 
=== Nine-Tails' Attack ===
 
=== Nine-Tails' Attack ===
[[File:Konoha's destruction by Kyuubi.png|thumb|Kurama attacking Konohagakure.]]
 
 
{{Main|Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha}}
 
{{Main|Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha}}
After the end of the Third Shinobi World War, Minato was chosen as the Fourth Hokage. Soon after taking office, [[Tobi]] snuck into the village and, after removing Kurama from its current host, Minato's wife, [[Kushina Uzumaki]], used it to attack Konoha. Minato was able to defeat Tobi, but he and Kushina later sacrificed their lives to seal the Nine-Tails into their son, [[Naruto Uzumaki]]. Many ninja died defending the village that day and blame for the events were projected on both Naruto and the Uchiha clan, the former unaware that he became the Nine-Tails's Jinchūriki and latter secretly accused of orchestrating the attack. In the aftermath, becoming Konoha's leader again, Hiruzen learns that Orochimaru had been kidnapping children in an experiment to reproduce Hashirama's power. However, though knowing he had to kill Orochimaru, Hiruzen did nothing and allowed his former apprentice to leave Konoha as a missing-nin who founded his own village to continue his human experimentation: [[Otogakure]].
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[[File:Konoha's destruction by Kyuubi.png|thumb|left|The Nine-Tails attacking Konoha.]]
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After the end of the Third Shinobi World War, Hiruzen chose Minato to replace him as Fourth Hokage. Soon after Minato took office, however, a [[masked man]] kidnapped the Nine-Tails' [[Kushina|Uzumaki-host]] and removed it from her body, which he then used to attack Konoha. Minato was able to defeat the man, but the Nine-Tails proved more difficult. Left with few options, Minato gave his life to seal the Nine-Tails into the body of his newborn son, [[Naruto Uzumaki]]. Many ninja died defending the village, and most survivors blamed Naruto for the Nine-Tails' actions. Hiruzen, Hokage again, outlawed all mention of the Nine-Tails so that future generations would not hate Naruto as their parents did.
   
 
=== Hyūga Affair ===
 
=== Hyūga Affair ===
 
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=== Uchiha Clan Massacre ===
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=== Uchiha Clan Downfall ===
[[File:Uchiha Clan Massacre.png|thumb|Uchiha Clan Massacre.]]
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[[File:Uchiha Clan Massacre.png|thumb|Uchiha Clan Downfall.]]
Decades after Madara's presumed death, the Uchiha Clan was removed from decisions regarding Konoha's development and future. It was only after Konoha also began to suspect an Uchiha was behind Kurama's attack, now realising the truth behind Madara's warnings, many of the Uchiha members began plotting a coup d'état that would wrest control of Konoha. However, there were few members of the Uchiha who saw the dangers from such a venture. One such figure being [[Itachi Uchiha]], who became a spy for Konoha's leadership. After peace talks failed, his part in the death of [[Shisui Uchiha]] playing a factor in it, [[Danzō Shimura]] orders Itachi to wipe out his clan. Assisted by Tobi, Itachi killed all but one of kin: his younger brother, [[Sasuke Uchiha]]. Honouring Itachi's request as he leaves the village, Hiruzen promises to protect Sasuke from Danzō. From there, the higher ups cover up the slaughter as cold-blooded murder with Itachi joining the Akatsuki to protect Konoha while living as a fugitive for the rest of his life. However, wishing to be punished for his crime, Itachi told Sasuke to live a life of vengeance so he would die by his brother's hand and restore their clan's honour.
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Konoha's leadership believed an Uchiha was responsible for the Nine-Tails' attack, and as such cut off the Uchiha from much of the village's affairs. Angered by this mistreatment, many of the Uchiha began plotting a coup d'état that would wrest control of Konoha. However, some Uchiha saw the dangers from such a venture. One such figure was [[Itachi Uchiha]], who became a spy for Konoha's leadership. After peace talks failed, [[Danzō Shimura]] ordered Itachi to wipe out his clan in exchange for being allowed to spare his younger brother, [[Sasuke]]. Itachi, with assistance from [[Tobi]], did as instructed, but staged events to seem as though he acted alone and for selfish purposes so that Sasuke would someday take vengeance against him for what he did to their family.
   
=== Joint Otogakure-Sunagakure Invasion ===
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=== Konoha Crush ===
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Around five years after the Uchiha clan massacre, Konoha was invaded by Otogakure and [[Sunagakure]] ninja during the final stage of the [[Chūnin Exams]], in an attempt to end the peace and prosperity that Konoha alone had enjoyed since the Third Ninja War. The invaders were repelled, but Konoha suffered heavy casualties, amongst them was Hiruzen who attempted to redeem himself by taking Orochimaru down with him. Although he was quickly replaced by [[Tsunade]], recovery for the rest of Konoha's military forces was slow. The village became temporarily understaffed, leaving it unable to properly respond to events occurring in the interim, such as Itachi and [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] sneaking into Konoha in search of Naruto and Sasuke's defection weeks later.
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[[File:Hiruzen vs Orochimaru.png|thumb|left|Hiruzen battling Orochimaru.]]
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During Part I, Konoha is the site of the [[Chūnin Exams]]. During the exams' final stage the village is invaded by [[Otogakure]] and [[Sunagakure]] ninja, an attempt to end the peace and prosperity that Konoha alone has enjoyed since the Third Shinobi World War. The invaders are repelled, but Konoha suffers heavy casualties, including Hiruzen. Although [[Tsunade]] quickly replaces him as Fifth Hokage, recovery for the rest of Konoha's military forces is slow. The village is understaffed until Part II, leaving it unable to properly respond to events occurring in the interim such as Sasuke Uchiha's defection.
   
=== Pain's Invasion ===
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[[File:Destroyed Konoha.png|thumb|Konoha destroyed by Pain.]]
 
[[File:Destroyed Konoha.png|thumb|Konoha destroyed by Pain.]]
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Three years after the failed Konoha Crush, the [[Six Paths of Pain]] of [[Akatsuki]] attack Konoha in an effort to capture Naruto. Konoha's forces have some success while fighting the Pains individually, but can do nothing to stop the village's destruction by Pain's [[Shinra Tensei]]. Naruto returns to Konoha shortly afterwards and defeats Pain before confronting [[Nagato]], the man behind Pain. After Naruto convinces him that his actions were wrong, Nagato gives his life to revive everyone that died during the invasion. Tsunade is left in a coma from exhausting herself in protecting Konoha from Pain, causing [[Danzō Shimura]] to temporarily take office as her replacement. Danzō oversees the start of the village's lengthy rebuilding process and deals with the immediate aftermath of Pain's attack.
Three years after the failed Sand and Sound invasion, the Akastuki's leader [[Pain]] attacked the village in an effort to capture Naruto. Konoha's forces had some success while fighting the Six Paths of Pain individually, but could do nothing to stop the village's destruction by Pain's [[Shinra Tensei]]. Naruto returned to Konoha shortly afterwards (having been delayed by Danzō's actions) and defeated Pain before confronting Nagato, the man behind Pain, about his actions in the death of both their mentor Jiraiya and Konoha's citizens. After Naruto convinced him that his actions were wrong, Nagato gave his life to revive everyone that died during the invasion. Naruto has since then been celebrated as a hero of the village.
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Because of the attack, Konoha lost much of its economic and military capabilities, falling behind [[Iwagakure]]. Konoha's status as the most powerful village also passed onto [[Kumogakure]]. Tsunade was left in a coma from exhausting herself in protecting Konoha from Pain, causing [[Danzō Shimura]] to temporarily take office as her replacement. Danzō oversaw the start of the village's lengthy rebuilding process and dealt with the immediate aftermath of Pain's attack. Also, Sasuke's international crimes are now known to Konoha, which led the village to sever ties with him to prevent him from becoming a burden any longer, and officially brand him as a criminal to be killed.
 
   
 
=== Fourth Shinobi World War ===
 
=== Fourth Shinobi World War ===
 
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{{Main|Fourth Shinobi World War}}
[[File:Konohaafterinvasion.png|thumb|Konoha being rebuilt after Pain's invasion.]]
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[[File:Konoha rebuilt.png|thumb|left|Konoha's infrastructure rebuilt.]]
Following Pain's attack on Konoha, along with the Akatsuki's other actions against the other ninja villages, the five Kage hold a [[Kage Summit]] to decide how to proceed with the organisation. After learning of his true goals for the tailed beasts, the ninja villages join forces to combat the Akatsuki's true leader Tobi who declared the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. Danzō is killed shortly after war is declared, but Tsunade wakes up from her coma in time to resume her position as Hokage and plan the village's actions during the war. Despite being under construction, the village is being used as a haven of sorts for refugees from countries predicted to become battlefields such as [[Land of Hot Water]] and the [[Land of Frost]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 517, page 2</ref>
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Because of Akatsuki's growing aggression, the ninja villages decide to form an [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] to oppose Akatsuki in the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. Danzō is killed shortly after the Alliance is agreed upon, but Tsunade wakes from her coma in time to start overseeing the war efforts. Despite still being under construction, Konoha is used as a haven for refugees fleeing countries where much of the fighting is expected to take place.<ref>Chapter 517, page 2</ref> By the time the war is won, most of the village has been restored.<ref>Chapter 616, page 1</ref>
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=== Post-War ===
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[[File:Konohagakure skyscrapers.png|thumb|Konohagakure after the Fourth Shinobi World War.]]
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After the war, Konoha experienced a population boost under the leadership of [[Kakashi Hatake]] and [[Naruto Uzumaki]] as the Sixth and Seventh Hokage respectively. The village has overall grown in size and a series of skyscrapers have been built behind the Hokage Monument.<ref>Chapter 700</ref> The village has experienced a technical revolution, with computers, cell phones, and high-tech glasses being available.
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== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
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* [[Konoha Hot Springs]]
 
* [[Konoha Hot Springs]]
 
* [[Konohagakure Intelligence Division]]
 
* [[Konohagakure Intelligence Division]]
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* [[Konoha Library]]
 
* [[Konoha Military Police Force]]
 
* [[Konoha Military Police Force]]
 
* [[Konoha Orphanage]]
 
* [[Konoha Orphanage]]
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* [[Akagahara]] ([[Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!|anime only]])
 
* [[Akagahara]] ([[Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!|anime only]])
 
* [[Konoha Ninja Tool Research Facility: Detached Office]] ([[Deploy! Team Tenten|anime only]])
 
* [[Konoha Ninja Tool Research Facility: Detached Office]] ([[Deploy! Team Tenten|anime only]])
* [[Konoha Strict Correctional Facility]] ([[Mizuki Strikes Back Arc|anime only]])
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* [[Konoha Strict Correctional Facility]] ([[Mizuki Tracking Mission|anime only]])
 
* [[Zeroth Training Ground]] ([[Animal District|anime only]])
 
* [[Zeroth Training Ground]] ([[Animal District|anime only]])
   
 
== Clans ==
 
== Clans ==
Within the village there are many powerful and well respected clans. Of these there are four clans which are regarded as noble clans. These are the: Aburame, Akimichi, Hyūga and Uchiha clans — the latter of which was regarded as the most powerful clan in the village.<ref>First Databook, page 215</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 7, page 2</ref> All known clans in the village are:
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Within the village there are many powerful and well respected clans. Of these there are four clans which are regarded as noble clans. These are the: Aburame, Akimichi, Hyūga and Uchiha clans — the latter of which was regarded as the most powerful clan in the village.<ref>First Databook, page 215</ref><ref>Chapter 7, page 2</ref> All known clans in the village are:
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The [[Kai no Sho|second fanbook]] gives Konohagakure a population size of five out of five stars, a military strength of three out of five stars, and an economic strength of two out of five stars. It has the greatest population of all the five main shinobi villages.
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* The hiragana あん (an) is painted on the four entrance gates of the village (one hiragana on each door).<ref>Chapter 251, page 10</ref> This means "hermitage" or "retreat". In kanji, the character is "庵". There are also [[Wikipedia:Torii|torii]] built all around the perimeter wall of the village.<ref>Chapter 436, page 8</ref>
* The hiragana あん (an) is painted on the four entrance gates of the village (one hiragana on each door).<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 251, page 10</ref> This means "hermitage" or "retreat". In kanji, the character is "庵". There are also [[Wikipedia:Torii|torii]] built all around the perimeter wall of the village.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 436, page 8</ref>
 
 
* [[Masashi Kishimoto]] stated that Konohagakure was modelled after his own hometown.
 
* [[Masashi Kishimoto]] stated that Konohagakure was modelled after his own hometown.
* In the [[Naruto Uzumaki (volume)|first Naruto volume]], page 87, there's a sketch of downtown Konoha. If you look closely, you may also see a billboard with a cartoon version of [[Masashi Kishimoto]] with a paintbrush.
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* In the [[Naruto Uzumaki (volume)|first Naruto volume]], page 87, there's a sketch of downtown Konoha. In a close-up is a billboard with a cartoon version of [[Masashi Kishimoto]] with a paintbrush.
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* After Konoha's destruction, there were very few glimpses of the village during its reconstruction in the manga until [[The Invisible Dancers|chapter 616]], showing the village looking as it did before the invasion. In the anime (as well as ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]''), most of the village was built within the crater caused by Pain.
   
 
== See Also ==
 
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Konohagakure
Konoha
Name
Kanji 木ノ葉隠れの里
Rōmaji Konohagakure no Sato
Literal English Village Hidden by Tree Leaves
Village Data
Country Land of Fire
Leader Hokage
Symbol Konohagakure Symbol
Statistics
Population 5/5
Military 3/5
Economy 2/5

Konohagakure (木ノ葉隠れの里, Konohagakure no Sato, English TV: Village Hidden in the Leaves" or "Hidden Leaf Village, Literally meaning: Village Hidden by Tree Leaves) is the hidden village of the Land of Fire. As the village of one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Konohagakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Hokage, of which there have been seven in its history. Konoha resides deep within a forest at the base of a mountain known as the Hokage Monument, which has the faces of all those who have taken the office of Hokage engraved on it.[1] While generally seen as the most powerful of the ninja villages,[2] Konoha has enjoyed many years of relative peace and stability.

The standard attire for Konoha shinobi consists of blue or black shirts which may or may not have swirl patterns on the shoulders, along with matching coloured pants over a green flak jacket which also has a red swirl on the back, and pockets on the chest area. They also tend to wrap bandages around their legs. Many Konohagakure ninja use Fire Release techniques.

History Edit

Founding Edit

Senju &amp; Uchiha truce

The Uchiha and Senju found Konohagakure.

During the Warring States Period, ninja were organised into small mercenary clans that knew nothing but battle. The two strongest of these clans were the Senju and the Uchiha, who had warred against each other for their entire histories. Eventually, intending to end the countless bloodshed, Hashirama Senju used his position as leader of his clan to create a truce with the Uchiha clan. The Senju, the Uchiha, and their affiliated clans formed the first shinobi village: Konohagakure — a name invented by Madara himself.[3]

Danzō and Hiruzen as children

Konoha as it appeared shortly after its founding.

Hashirama used his Wood Release abilities to produce much of the village's infrastructure.[4] This ability and his ideals were two of the reasons he was chosen to become the village's leader: the Hokage. Madara, however, feared that the Senju would oppress his clan and attempted to gather support to overthrow Hashirama. No Uchiha would help, forcing him to take on Hashirama by himself. Madara was ultimately defeated at what would be called the Valley of the End and he was believed to have died. As a result of the battle, Konoha came into possession of the Nine-Tails. To contain its enormous power, the village began its trend of sealing the beast within Uzumaki, a clan that the Senju and thus the rest of Konoha had close ties with.[5] At some point, Hashirama came to bind some of the other tailed beasts and gave them to the other newly formed ninja villages to promote peace and tranquility.[6] However, this peace was short-lived.

The First Three World Wars Edit

Konoha took part in the first three Shinobi World Wars. Hashirama died shortly after the village began to flourish, and the mantle of Hokage was passed onto his brother, Tobirama Senju, who became the Second Hokage. Tobirama died during the First Shinobi World War, killed by Kumogakure's ninja, but he appointed Hiruzen Sarutobi as Third Hokage before his death. Years later, during the Second Shinobi World War, Hiruzen led Konoha's forces against Iwa and Suna, using Amegakure as their battleground. Ame's leader, Hanzō, also fought Konoha a number of times, and during one of these battles gave Hiruzen's students - Jiraiya, Tsunade, and Orochimaru - the title of Sannin. During the Third Shinobi World War, Konoha fought the ninja of Iwagakure across Kusagakure. Konoha was almost defeated, but Minato Namikaze helped turn the war back in their favour.

Nine-Tails' Attack Edit

Main article: Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha

Konoha&#039;s destruction by Kyuubi

The Nine-Tails attacking Konoha.

After the end of the Third Shinobi World War, Hiruzen chose Minato to replace him as Fourth Hokage. Soon after Minato took office, however, a masked man kidnapped the Nine-Tails' Uzumaki-host and removed it from her body, which he then used to attack Konoha. Minato was able to defeat the man, but the Nine-Tails proved more difficult. Left with few options, Minato gave his life to seal the Nine-Tails into the body of his newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki. Many ninja died defending the village, and most survivors blamed Naruto for the Nine-Tails' actions. Hiruzen, Hokage again, outlawed all mention of the Nine-Tails so that future generations would not hate Naruto as their parents did.

Hyūga Affair Edit

Main article: Hyūga Affair The Hyūga Affair (日向の件, Hyūga no Ken) — as the incident is known nowadays in Kumogakure — happened nine years prior to the start of the series, while Kumogakure and Konohagakure were at war. In an attempt to put an end to the fighting, they agreed to a peace treaty to be signed on the date which coincided with Hinata Hyūga's third birthday. The treaty was soon revealed to might be nothing more than a cover when the person who was the Head Ninja of Kumogakure at the time — who was in Konoha to sign the treaty — attempted to kidnap Hinata in order to obtain the Byakugan and its secrets. The shinobi was killed in his attempt by Hinata's father, Hiashi Hyūga.

Uchiha Clan Downfall Edit

Main article: Uchiha Clan Downfall

Uchiha Clan Massacre

Uchiha Clan Downfall.

Konoha's leadership believed an Uchiha was responsible for the Nine-Tails' attack, and as such cut off the Uchiha from much of the village's affairs. Angered by this mistreatment, many of the Uchiha began plotting a coup d'état that would wrest control of Konoha. However, some Uchiha saw the dangers from such a venture. One such figure was Itachi Uchiha, who became a spy for Konoha's leadership. After peace talks failed, Danzō Shimura ordered Itachi to wipe out his clan in exchange for being allowed to spare his younger brother, Sasuke. Itachi, with assistance from Tobi, did as instructed, but staged events to seem as though he acted alone and for selfish purposes so that Sasuke would someday take vengeance against him for what he did to their family.

Konoha Crush Edit

Main article: Konoha Crush

Hiruzen vs Orochimaru

Hiruzen battling Orochimaru.

During Part I, Konoha is the site of the Chūnin Exams. During the exams' final stage the village is invaded by Otogakure and Sunagakure ninja, an attempt to end the peace and prosperity that Konoha alone has enjoyed since the Third Shinobi World War. The invaders are repelled, but Konoha suffers heavy casualties, including Hiruzen. Although Tsunade quickly replaces him as Fifth Hokage, recovery for the rest of Konoha's military forces is slow. The village is understaffed until Part II, leaving it unable to properly respond to events occurring in the interim such as Sasuke Uchiha's defection.

Pain's Assault Edit

Main article: Pain's Assault

Destroyed Konoha

Konoha destroyed by Pain.

Three years after the failed Konoha Crush, the Six Paths of Pain of Akatsuki attack Konoha in an effort to capture Naruto. Konoha's forces have some success while fighting the Pains individually, but can do nothing to stop the village's destruction by Pain's Shinra Tensei. Naruto returns to Konoha shortly afterwards and defeats Pain before confronting Nagato, the man behind Pain. After Naruto convinces him that his actions were wrong, Nagato gives his life to revive everyone that died during the invasion. Tsunade is left in a coma from exhausting herself in protecting Konoha from Pain, causing Danzō Shimura to temporarily take office as her replacement. Danzō oversees the start of the village's lengthy rebuilding process and deals with the immediate aftermath of Pain's attack.

Fourth Shinobi World War Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War

Konoha rebuilt

Konoha's infrastructure rebuilt.

Because of Akatsuki's growing aggression, the ninja villages decide to form an Allied Shinobi Forces to oppose Akatsuki in the Fourth Shinobi World War. Danzō is killed shortly after the Alliance is agreed upon, but Tsunade wakes from her coma in time to start overseeing the war efforts. Despite still being under construction, Konoha is used as a haven for refugees fleeing countries where much of the fighting is expected to take place.[7] By the time the war is won, most of the village has been restored.[8]

Post-War Edit

Konohagakure skyscrapers

Konohagakure after the Fourth Shinobi World War.

After the war, Konoha experienced a population boost under the leadership of Kakashi Hatake and Naruto Uzumaki as the Sixth and Seventh Hokage respectively. The village has overall grown in size and a series of skyscrapers have been built behind the Hokage Monument.[9] The village has experienced a technical revolution, with computers, cell phones, and high-tech glasses being available.

Locations Edit

Clans Edit

Within the village there are many powerful and well respected clans. Of these there are four clans which are regarded as noble clans. These are the: Aburame, Akimichi, Hyūga and Uchiha clans — the latter of which was regarded as the most powerful clan in the village.[10][11] All known clans in the village are:


Trivia Edit

  • The hiragana あん (an) is painted on the four entrance gates of the village (one hiragana on each door).[12] This means "hermitage" or "retreat". In kanji, the character is "庵". There are also torii built all around the perimeter wall of the village.[13]
  • Masashi Kishimoto stated that Konohagakure was modelled after his own hometown.
  • In the first Naruto volume, page 87, there's a sketch of downtown Konoha. In a close-up is a billboard with a cartoon version of Masashi Kishimoto with a paintbrush.
  • After Konoha's destruction, there were very few glimpses of the village during its reconstruction in the manga until chapter 616, showing the village looking as it did before the invasion. In the anime (as well as Ultimate Ninja Storm 3), most of the village was built within the crater caused by Pain.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. Chapter 625, page 12
  2. First Fanbook
  3. Chapter 625, page 8
  4. Second Databook, page 279
  5. Chapter 500, pages 2-4
  6. Chapter 6485, pages 9-15
  7. Chapter 517, page 2
  8. Chapter 616, page 1
  9. Chapter 700
  10. First Databook, page 215
  11. Chapter 7, page 2
  12. Chapter 251, page 10
  13. Chapter 436, page 8

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