Wikia

Narutopedia

Changes: Konohagakure

Edit this page

Back to page

(The Clans are already in Templates.)
m
 
(66 intermediate revisions by 40 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
[[File:Konoha.jpg|thumb|Konohagakure.]]
 
[[File:Konoha.jpg|thumb|Konohagakure.]]
 
<section begin=summary />
 
<section begin=summary />
{{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 would later become 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.
+
{{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]] and was founded by [[Hashirama Senju]] and [[Madara Uchiha]]. As the village of one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Konohagakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Hokage]], who resides in the [[Hokage Residence]]. 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. <section end=summary />
  +
  +
[[File:Konohagakure Symbol.svg|left|thumb|The symbol of Konoha.]]
  +
Although Konoha which would later become 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, responsible for producing many of the greatest ninja in history, 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. A large number of shinobi from this village seem to have an affinity for [[Fire Release]].
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
=== Founding ===
 
=== Founding ===
[[File:UchihaSenjuTruce.png|thumb|The Uchiha and Senju found Konohagakure.]]
+
[[File:Senju & Uchiha truce.png|thumb|The Uchiha and Senju found Konohagakure.]]
Before the ninja villages came into being, there was the [[Era of the Warring Clans]] when ninja were organised into small mercenary clans that knew nothing but battle. Two such clans were the [[Senju clan]] and the [[Uchiha clan]], who have warred against each other since the time of their ancestors and are revered by others as the strongest ninja clans. Eventually, intending to end the countless bloodshed, [[Hashirama Senju]] used his power as leader of his clan to enter a truce with the Uchiha clan despite reluctance from its leader [[Madara Uchiha]]. Afterwards, the two clans would form the first shinobi village where Madara and Hashirama had met as children: Konohagakure — a name invented by Madara himself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 8</ref> Hashirama Senju used his [[Wood Release]] abilities to produce much of the villages' 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.
+
Before the ninja villages came into being, there was the [[Warring States Period]] when ninja were organised into small mercenary clans that knew nothing but battle. Two such clans were the [[Senju clan]] and the [[Uchiha clan]], who have warred against each other since the time of their ancestors and are revered by others as the strongest ninja clans. Eventually, intending to end the countless bloodshed, [[Hashirama Senju]] used his power as leader of his clan to enter a truce with the Uchiha clan despite reluctance from its leader [[Madara Uchiha]]. Afterwards, the two clans would form the first shinobi village where Madara and Hashirama had met as children: Konohagakure — a name invented by Madara himself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 8</ref> Hashirama Senju 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.
   
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 Kurama sealed within [[Mito Uzumaki]], a member of the [[Uzumaki clan]] who were known for their unique chakra, who became the Nine-Tails's first known [[jinchūriki]] and created a tradition on it due to the close ties between the Senju and Uzumaki clans. 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. However this peace was short lived.
+
However, fearing that the Senju would oppress his clan, Madara attempted to gather support to overthrow Hashirama. But after his kin ostracised him, Madara resolved 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 Kurama sealed within [[Mito Uzumaki]], a member of the [[Uzumaki clan]] who were known for their unique chakra, who became the Nine-Tails's first known [[jinchūriki]] and created a tradition on it due to the close ties between the Senju and Uzumaki clans. 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. However this peace was short lived.
   
 
=== The First Three World Wars ===
 
=== The First Three World Wars ===
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. During his administration, making attempts that no other Uchiha ends up like Madara, Tobirama created the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] and placed the Uchiha in charge of it. As the building also housed the jail and was located in the vicinity of the Uchiha's compound, this essentially ostracised them from the rest of the village. In giving them this task, Tobirama hoped to redirect the emotional Uchiha into a task which would benefit the village as well as save them from their [[Curse of Hatred|curse]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 619, pages 11-16</ref> Tobirama died during the [[First Shinobi World War]] when he sacrificed himself to ensure the escape of his subordinates [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]], [[Kagami Uchiha]], [[Torifu Akimichi]] as well as [[Homura Mitokado]], and [[Koharu Utatane]] from [[Kumogakure]]'s [[Kinkaku Force]]. Having inherited the mantle of Hokage now, Hiruzen 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. Konoha became involved in the [[Third Shinobi World War]] fighting the ninja of [[Iwagakure]] at [[Kusagakure]]. Konoha was almost defeated, but [[Minato Namikaze]] helped turn the war back in their favour with his apprentice [[Obito Uchiha]] among those who "died" during the war.
+
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. During his administration, making attempts that no other Uchiha ends up like Madara, Tobirama created the [[Konoha Military Police Force]] and placed the Uchiha in charge of it. As the building also housed the jail and was located in the vicinity of the Uchiha's compound, this essentially ostracised them from the rest of the village. In giving them this task, Tobirama hoped to redirect the emotional Uchiha into a task which would benefit the village as well as save them from their [[Curse of Hatred|curse]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 619, pages 11-16</ref> Tobirama died during the [[First Shinobi World War]] when he sacrificed himself to ensure the escape of his subordinates [[Danzō Shimura]], [[Kagami Uchiha]], [[Torifu Akimichi]] as well as [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]], [[Homura Mitokado]], and [[Koharu Utatane]] from [[Kumogakure]]'s [[Kinkaku Force]]. Having inherited the mantle of Hokage now, Hiruzen 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. Konoha became involved in the [[Third Shinobi World War]] fighting the ninja of [[Iwagakure]] at [[Kusagakure]]. Konoha was almost defeated, but [[Minato Namikaze]] helped turn the war back in their favour with his apprentice [[Obito Uchiha]] among those who "died" during the war.
   
 
=== Nine-Tails' Attack ===
 
=== Nine-Tails' Attack ===
 
[[File:Konoha's destruction by Kyuubi.png|thumb|Kurama attacking Konohagakure.]]
 
[[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. However, Minato's administration was short lived as Obito, having fallen into the Curse of Hatred and became a heir Madara's legacy, snuck into the village and removing Kurama from its current host, Minato's wife [[Kushina Uzumaki]], to have the tailed beast attack Konoha. Minato was able to defeat the masked ninja, unaware of his true identity, 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]].
+
After the end of the Third Shinobi World War, Minato was chosen as the Fourth Hokage. However, Minato's administration was short lived as Obito, having fallen into the Curse of Hatred and became a heir to Madara's legacy, snuck into the village and removing Kurama from its current host, Minato's wife [[Kushina Uzumaki]], to have the tailed beast attack Konoha. Minato was able to defeat the masked ninja, unaware of his true identity, 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 learned 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]].
   
 
=== Hyūga Affair ===
 
=== Hyūga Affair ===
Line 24: Line 24:
 
[[File:Uchiha Clan Massacre.png|thumb|Uchiha Clan Massacre.]]
 
[[File:Uchiha Clan Massacre.png|thumb|Uchiha Clan Massacre.]]
 
{{Main|Uchiha Clan Massacre}}
 
{{Main|Uchiha Clan Massacre}}
Due to being blamed for the Nine Tails's attack on the village, believing that Madara's warning of them becoming nothing more than second class citizens is becoming a reality, 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 Obito, whom he though was Madara himself, 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.
+
Due to being blamed for the Nine Tails's attack on the village, believing that Madara's warning of them becoming nothing more than second class citizens is becoming a reality, 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 Obito, whom he thought was Madara himself, 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.
   
 
=== Joint Otogakure-Sunagakure Invasion ===
 
=== Joint Otogakure-Sunagakure Invasion ===
 
{{Main|Invasion of Konoha}}
 
{{Main|Invasion of Konoha}}
 
[[File:Hiruzen Sealing Orochimaru.jpg|thumb|Hiruzen battling Orochimaru.]]
 
[[File:Hiruzen Sealing Orochimaru.jpg|thumb|Hiruzen battling Orochimaru.]]
Around five years after the Uchiha clan massacre, Konoha was invaded by Orochimaru forging a alliance with [[Sunagakure]] ninja to end the peace and prosperity that Konoha alone had enjoyed since the Third Ninja War. Prior to the final stage of the [[Chūnin Exams]], Orochimaru murdered the [[Fourth Kazekage]] and assumed his identity to get close enough to his former mentor to strike. Though the invaders were repelled, Konoha suffered heavy casualties that included Hiruzen after he redeemed himself by disabling Orochimaru's ability of using normal forms of ninjutsu when he could not take his former apprentice with him in death. Though [[Tsunade]] was named the Fifth Hokage, recovery for the rest of Konoha's military forces was slow and understaffed to the point that it could not 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.
+
Around five years after the Uchiha clan massacre, Konoha was invaded by Orochimaru forging an alliance with [[Sunagakure]] ninja to end the peace and prosperity that Konoha alone had enjoyed since the Third Ninja War. Prior to the final stage of the [[Chūnin Exams]], Orochimaru murdered the [[Fourth Kazekage]] and assumed his identity to get close enough to his former mentor to strike. Though the invaders were repelled, Konoha suffered heavy casualties that included Hiruzen after he redeemed himself by disabling Orochimaru's ability of using normal forms of ninjutsu when he could not take his former apprentice with him in death. Though [[Tsunade]] was named the Fifth Hokage, recovery for the rest of Konoha's military forces was slow and understaffed to the point that it could not 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.
   
 
=== Pain's Invasion ===
 
=== Pain's Invasion ===
 
[[File:Destroyed Konoha.png|thumb|Konoha destroyed by Pain.]]
 
[[File:Destroyed Konoha.png|thumb|Konoha destroyed by Pain.]]
 
{{Main|Invasion of Pain}}
 
{{Main|Invasion of Pain}}
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.
+
Three years after the failed Sand and Sound invasion, the Akatsuki'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.
   
 
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.
 
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.
Line 42: Line 42:
 
<gallery type="slideshow">
 
<gallery type="slideshow">
 
Konohaafterinvasion.png|The early stages of reconstruction.
 
Konohaafterinvasion.png|The early stages of reconstruction.
Konohagakure reconstructing.png|Later stages, with most of the infrastructure rebuilt.
+
New Konohagakure.png|Later stages, with most of the infrastructure rebuilt.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
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> By the time [[Orochimaru]] and [[Taka]] had been able to sneak into the village during the Fourth Shinobi World War, most of the village's old structures had been erected such as the administrative side of the [[Academy]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 616, page 1</ref>
 
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> By the time [[Orochimaru]] and [[Taka]] had been able to sneak into the village during the Fourth Shinobi World War, most of the village's old structures had been erected such as the administrative side of the [[Academy]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 616, page 1</ref>
Line 62: Line 62:
 
* [[Konoha Hot Springs]]
 
* [[Konoha Hot Springs]]
 
* [[Konohagakure Intelligence Division]]
 
* [[Konohagakure Intelligence Division]]
  +
* [[Konoha Library]]
 
* [[Konoha Military Police Force]]
 
* [[Konoha Military Police Force]]
 
* [[Konoha Orphanage]]
 
* [[Konoha Orphanage]]
Line 87: Line 88:
 
* [[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.
 
* 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.
* 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 look as it was before the invasion. In the anime (as well as ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]''), most of the village was built within the crater caused by Pain.
+
* 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 ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]''), most of the village was built within the crater caused by Pain.
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Latest revision as of 12:19, July 8, 2014

Konoha

Konohagakure.

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 and was founded by Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha. As the village of one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Konohagakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Hokage, who resides in the Hokage Residence. 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.

Konohagakure Symbol

The symbol of Konoha.

Although Konoha which would later become known as the most powerful village possessing an elite shinobi army corps,[1] 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, responsible for producing many of the greatest ninja in history, has great military power and influence, though this has waned in the past three years following the attacks by Orochimaru and Pain. 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. A large number of shinobi from this village seem to have an affinity for Fire Release.

History Edit

Founding Edit

Senju & Uchiha truce

The Uchiha and Senju found Konohagakure.

Before the ninja villages came into being, there was the Warring States Period when ninja were organised into small mercenary clans that knew nothing but battle. Two such clans were the Senju clan and the Uchiha clan, who have warred against each other since the time of their ancestors and are revered by others as the strongest ninja clans. Eventually, intending to end the countless bloodshed, Hashirama Senju used his power as leader of his clan to enter a truce with the Uchiha clan despite reluctance from its leader Madara Uchiha. Afterwards, the two clans would form the first shinobi village where Madara and Hashirama had met as children: Konohagakure — a name invented by Madara himself.[2] Hashirama Senju used his Wood Release abilities to produce much of the village's infrastructure.[3] This ability and his ideals were two of the reasons he was chosen to become the village's leader: the Hokage.

However, fearing that the Senju would oppress his clan, Madara attempted to gather support to overthrow Hashirama. But after his kin ostracised him, Madara resolved 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 Kurama sealed within Mito Uzumaki, a member of the Uzumaki clan who were known for their unique chakra, who became the Nine-Tails's first known jinchūriki and created a tradition on it due to the close ties between the Senju and Uzumaki clans. 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. 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. During his administration, making attempts that no other Uchiha ends up like Madara, Tobirama created the Konoha Military Police Force and placed the Uchiha in charge of it. As the building also housed the jail and was located in the vicinity of the Uchiha's compound, this essentially ostracised them from the rest of the village. In giving them this task, Tobirama hoped to redirect the emotional Uchiha into a task which would benefit the village as well as save them from their curse.[4] Tobirama died during the First Shinobi World War when he sacrificed himself to ensure the escape of his subordinates Danzō Shimura, Kagami Uchiha, Torifu Akimichi as well as Hiruzen Sarutobi, Homura Mitokado, and Koharu Utatane from Kumogakure's Kinkaku Force. Having inherited the mantle of Hokage now, Hiruzen 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. Konoha became involved in the Third Shinobi World War fighting the ninja of Iwagakure at Kusagakure. Konoha was almost defeated, but Minato Namikaze helped turn the war back in their favour with his apprentice Obito Uchiha among those who "died" during the war.

Nine-Tails' Attack Edit

Konoha's destruction by Kyuubi

Kurama attacking Konohagakure.

Main article: Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha After the end of the Third Shinobi World War, Minato was chosen as the Fourth Hokage. However, Minato's administration was short lived as Obito, having fallen into the Curse of Hatred and became a heir to Madara's legacy, snuck into the village and removing Kurama from its current host, Minato's wife Kushina Uzumaki, to have the tailed beast attack Konoha. Minato was able to defeat the masked ninja, unaware of his true identity, 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 learned 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.

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 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 Massacre Edit

Uchiha Clan Massacre

Uchiha Clan Massacre.

Main article: Uchiha Clan Massacre Due to being blamed for the Nine Tails's attack on the village, believing that Madara's warning of them becoming nothing more than second class citizens is becoming a reality, 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 Obito, whom he thought was Madara himself, 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.

Joint Otogakure-Sunagakure Invasion Edit

Main article: Invasion of Konoha

Hiruzen Sealing Orochimaru

Hiruzen battling Orochimaru.

Around five years after the Uchiha clan massacre, Konoha was invaded by Orochimaru forging an alliance with Sunagakure ninja to end the peace and prosperity that Konoha alone had enjoyed since the Third Ninja War. Prior to the final stage of the Chūnin Exams, Orochimaru murdered the Fourth Kazekage and assumed his identity to get close enough to his former mentor to strike. Though the invaders were repelled, Konoha suffered heavy casualties that included Hiruzen after he redeemed himself by disabling Orochimaru's ability of using normal forms of ninjutsu when he could not take his former apprentice with him in death. Though Tsunade was named the Fifth Hokage, recovery for the rest of Konoha's military forces was slow and understaffed to the point that it could not 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.

Pain's Invasion Edit

Destroyed Konoha

Konoha destroyed by Pain.

Main article: Invasion of Pain Three years after the failed Sand and Sound invasion, the Akatsuki'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.

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 Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War

  • The early stages of reconstruction.
  • Later stages, with most of the 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.[5] By the time Orochimaru and Taka had been able to sneak into the village during the Fourth Shinobi World War, most of the village's old structures had been erected such as the administrative side of the Academy.[6]

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.[7][8] All known clans in the village are:


Trivia Edit

  • The 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.
  • The hiragana あん (an) is painted on the four entrance gates of the village (one hiragana on each door).[9] This means "hermitage" or "retreat". In kanji, the character is "庵". There are also torii built all around the perimeter wall of the village.[10]
  • 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. If you look closely, you may also see 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 Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3), most of the village was built within the crater caused by Pain.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. First Fanbook
  2. Naruto chapter 625, page 8
  3. Second Databook, page 279
  4. Naruto chapter 619, pages 11-16
  5. Naruto chapter 517, page 2
  6. Naruto chapter 616, page 1
  7. First Databook, page 215
  8. Naruto chapter 7, page 2
  9. Naruto chapter 251, page 10
  10. Naruto chapter 436, page 8

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki