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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Kumogakure'''|雲隠れの里|Kumogakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Clouds}} is the hidden village of the [[Land of Lightning]]. As one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Kumogakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Raikage]]. Thus far there has been four Raikage, the most recent being [[A]]. The village is located in a range of tall mountains, and is literally hidden in the clouds. The Raikage works in a [[Raikage's Office|large blue structure]] built into the tallest mountain.<section end=summary />
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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Kumogakure'''|雲隠れの里|Kumogakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Clouds|engtv=Hidden Cloud Village}} is the [[hidden village]] of the [[Land of Lightning]] and was founded by the [[First Raikage]]. As the village of one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Kumogakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Raikage]], of which there have been five in its history. The village is located in a range of tall mountains, and is literally hidden in the clouds.<section end=summary /> The Raikage works in a [[Raikage's Office|large blue structure]] built into the tallest mountain.
   
Shinobi of this village seem to have a natural affinity for [[Lightning Release]] [[nature transformation]]. [[Nintaijutsu]], and [[kenjutsu]] are also promoted as preferred fighting styles in this village.<ref>''Second Fanbook'' page 120</ref> The standard attire for the shinobi from this village consists of a long, grey top which gathers just at the waist to give a sash-like appearance, with a matching coloured bottom. Over this they wear white, one-strapped flak jackets and arm as well as shin-guards.
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The standard attire for Kumo shinobi consists of a long, grey top which gathers just at the waist to give a sash-like appearance, with a matching coloured bottom. Over this they wear white, one-strapped flak jackets and arm as well as shin-guards. Many Kumogakure ninja use [[Lightning Release]] techniques.
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
=== Previous Wars ===
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Kumogakure was founded after the [[Warring States Period]] by the [[First Raikage]]. Shortly after the formation of their villages, [[Konoha]]'s [[First Hokage]] sold [[tailed beasts]] to Kumo as a sign of friendship and to ensure a balance of power amongst their new villages. The [[Second Raikage]] and [[Second Hokage]] later tried to formally agree to peace between their villages, but the ceremony was interrupted by the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]] and the Hokage was nearly killed. Konoha and Kumo ended up on opposing sides during the [[First Shinobi World War]], with Kumo's [[Kinkaku Force]] killing the Second Hokage. Decades later, during the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Kumo and Konoha would fight again, often with [[Fourth Raikage|A]] on Kumo's side and [[Minato Namikaze]] on Konoha's. Following the death of the [[Third Raikage]] in a battle against 10,000 opposing shinobi, A succeeded him as the Fourth.
[[File:Kumogakure Symbol.svg|thumb|Symbol of Kumogakure.]]
 
During the [[First Shinobi World War]], Kumogakure tried to form an alliance with [[Konohagakure]]. During a peace treaty ceremony between the [[Second Raikage]] and the [[Second Hokage]], the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]] staged a coup d'etat. The Hokage was badly injured and the brothers became the most reviled criminals in Kumogakure's history. It is unclear what happened after the failed coup, but a group of Kumogakure ninja known as the [[Kinkaku Force]] were responsible for the Second Hokage's death. The First Shinobi War ended with an armistice treaty, but only after all of the Five Great Nations had been seriously damaged.
 
   
=== Taming the Tailed Beasts ===
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[[File:Kumo captures Kushina.png|thumb|left|Kushina Uzumaki being kidnapped.]]
[[File:Hachibi subduing team.png|thumb|left|Kumogakure ninja restraining the Eight-Tails.]]
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Whereas all other villages reduce the sizes of their forces during times of peace, Kumo does not demilitarise so that no other village can ever have an upperhand when hostilities inevitably resume. The [[Third Tsuchikage]] notes that this behavior has only provoked the other villages to employ the same tactics in kind. Kumo's efforts to amass power often entail stealing secrets and kidnapping shinobi from other villages.<ref>Chapter 458, page 11</ref> Several years before the Third Shinobi World War, Kumo shinobi kidnapped [[Kushina Uzumaki]] from Konoha in order to study her unique [[chakra]], but were foiled by Minato Namikaze.<ref>Chapter 498, page 14</ref> A few years after the Third Shinobi World War, Kumo sent its [[Head Ninja]] to Konoha to sign a peace treaty, a cover for an attempt to acquire the [[Byakugan]] by kidnapping [[Hinata Hyūga]]. When the Head Ninja was killed by [[Hiashi Hyūga]] in the attempt, Kumo still tried to obtain the Byakugan by threatening war unless Hiashi's body was turned over to make up for the Head Ninja's death. In what would be called the [[Hyūga Affair]], [[Hizashi|Hiashi's twin]] was given to Kumo instead, his Byakugan [[Hyūga Main Family's Juinjutsu|sealed]]. In the anime, Kumo made another attempt to acquire the Byakugan amidst the [[Konoha Crush]], but failed yet again.
During the reign of the [[Third Raikage]], some 30 years before the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], the village was plagued by the berserk attacks of the Eight-Tails, due to its host not being able to control its power. The Third Raikage led [[Eight-Tails Subduing Team|special teams]] to combat and re-seal the Eight-Tails in the [[Kohaku no Jōhei]]. Many of the shinobi who participated lost their lives. As they could not dispose of such a valuable war deterrent, the village was forced to look for a more suitable jinchūriki. In time the village would come to select Killer B as the beast's host, and the Eight-Tails' rampages were brought to an end.
 
   
Kumogakure has had two [[tailed beasts]] in its possession: the [[Two-Tails]], sealed within [[Yugito Nii]], and the [[Eight-Tails]], sealed within [[Killer B]]. Both are very skilled with their tailed beasts, so much so that B is regarded as one of only four ninja who can completely control a tailed beast. Because of the military potential Yugito and B pose, Kumogakure value both highly.
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[[File:Hachibi subduing team.png|thumb|right|Kumogakure ninja restraining the Eight-Tails.]]
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One other method of securing power has been the tailed beasts. In the early days of the village, before buying tailed beasts from Konoha, Kumo sent the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]] to capture the [[Nine-Tails]], a task at which they ultimately failed.<ref>Chapter 529, page 3</ref> With the tailed beasts in its possession, Kumo historically struggled to harness the beasts' power in [[jinchūriki]]; jinchūriki could not gain control of the beasts and would eventually lose control. The [[Eight-Tails]] would prove a particular headache in this regard, routinely rampaging through the village when its jinchūriki could not longer contain it. Because the Eight-Tails was too valuable to destroy, many were killed trying to [[Kohaku no Jōhei|seal]] it. The Eight-Tails' most recent jinchūriki, [[Killer B]], as well as the jinchūriki of the [[Two-Tails]], [[Yugito Nii]], have been able to successfully control their beasts, leaving both highly valued by the village. Among the villages, Kumogakure also possesses the best technology to control a tailed beast, having built a whole [[Tailed Beast Temple|temple]] for that sake.
   
=== Covert Activities ===
 
[[File:Kumo captures Kushina.png|thumb|Kushina Uzumaki being kidnapped.]]
 
At some point before Madara took control of the Nine-Tails, the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]] were assigned to capture it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 529, page 3</ref> Despite times of peace, Kumogakure has not demilitarised and in fact constantly sought to have an edge on the other ninja villages, even going so far as to kidnap [[Kushina Uzumaki]] both for her unique chakra, and in order to gain control of the Nine-Tails.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 498, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 542, page 12</ref> [[Hyūga Affair|Nine years before the start of the series]], after the end of another conflict between Kumogakure and Konohagakure, the villages decided to formally end their constant fighting. The [[Head Ninja of Kumogakure]] was sent to Konoha to sign a peace treaty. While there, the Head Ninja tried to kidnap [[Hinata Hyūga]] so as to gain the [[Byakugan]] revealing the true intentions and the treaty to be nothing more than a means to an end. He was killed by her father, [[Hiashi]], but Kumogakure, claiming to have no knowledge of the Head Ninja's motives, demanded Hiashi's body in compensation as per the treaty. They received the body of Hiashi's twin brother, [[Hizashi]], instead, with the latter's [[Hyūga Main Family's Juinjutsu|cursed seal]] sealing his Byakugan upon his death foiling Kumogakure's attempt to gain the dōjutsu. To date, no other village has made so many attempts at stealing other techniques as noted by the [[Third Tsuchikage]] who stated that during a time when the five nations were at peace, Kumogakure was relentless in their efforts to amass power and techniques — an act which he noted provoked others to employ the [[Akatsuki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 458, page 11</ref>
 
 
=== Fourth Shinobi World War ===
 
 
[[File:Allied Shinobi Forces.png|thumb|left|The Allied Shinobi Forces' headquarters in Kumogakure.]]
 
[[File:Allied Shinobi Forces.png|thumb|left|The Allied Shinobi Forces' headquarters in Kumogakure.]]
After [[Akatsuki]] captures Yugito and appears to capture B, the Raikage is so outraged by the loss of both that he convenes a [[Kage Summit]] to deal with the criminal organisation. At the meeting, the Raikage voices his distrust for the other villages, claiming that only Kumogakure has never employed Akatsuki or had an Akatsuki representative.
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When [[Akatsuki]] captures B (the Fourth Raikage's brother) mere months after the similar capture of Yugito, the Raikage is outraged by the loss of the village's jinchūriki and calls a [[Kage Summit]] to find a way to deal with Akatsuki. Although suspicious of the other villages due to their histories with Akatsuki, Akatsuki's declaration of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] (and news that B only pretended to be captured) convinces the Raikage to join the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]]. He is appointed its Supreme Commander and Kumo is selected for the [[Allied Shinobi Forces' Headquarters]], making it a target for Akatsuki's counter-offensive.<ref>Chapter 613, pages 12-15</ref> The village endures the attack,<ref>Chapter 678, page 1</ref> the war is won, and from working so closely together Kumo relations with the other villages improves immensely. Two years later Kumo is still consolidating power, but it does so for mutual benefit of all the villages by taking charge of stopping the moon from crashing into Earth. By the era of the [[Fifth Raikage]] all five [[Kage]] are on good terms.
 
For these reasons, when the [[Shinobi Alliance]] is formed, the Raikage was selected by [[Mifune]] to lead the other villages in fighting Akatsuki during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. Along with the fact that Kumogakure is the strongest of the five villages (due to Konoha's weakened strength from the near-consecutive invasions of the village), Kumogakure has the most influence. The other ninja villages agree to have B (having only pretended to be captured) and [[Naruto Uzumaki]] sheltered from Akatsuki by Kumogakure; however, they were unaware that [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] faked his own death at the hands of Killer B and the Fourth Raikage, and he has been spying on them during the villages' meeting about military strategies while hiding inside [[Samehada]] that came with B. The village has also provided a [[Island Turtle|safe location]] to hide B and [[Naruto Uzumaki]] from Akatsuki.
 
   
Kumogakure then became the location where the Alliance would gather their forces for battle. An entire military settlement was now at the base of one of the mountains which held a massive camp filled with Shinobi of all five great nations, as well as [[Samurai]] from the [[Land of Iron]]. Shortly before the war, [[Darui]] is appointed commander of the [[First Division]].
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== Locations ==
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*[[Raikage's Office]]
After the [[Ten-Tails]] reached its matured form, it fired a [[Tailed Beast Ball]] that headed straight towards Kumogakure, presumably destroying the village.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 613, pages 12-15</ref>
 
   
 
== Clans ==
 
== Clans ==
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The second fanbook gives Kumogakure a population size of three out of five stars, a military strength of four out of five stars, and an economic strength of five out of five stars. It has the highest total of the five main shinobi villages, possessing the greatest economic strength and only rivalled in military strength by [[Iwagakure]].
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* Several shinobi of the village have names that are based on letters of the Roman alphabet, such as "[[Fourth Raikage|A]]", "[[B]]" and "[[C]]" for example.<!-- Please do not list the entire alphabet of Kumogakure shinobi here --> Also, several shinobi have names based on adjectives reflecting their personality such as [[Omoi]] (thought), [[Samui]] (cold), and [[Darui]] (dull) for example.<!-- Please do not list the entire roster of Kumogakure shinobi here -->
* Several shinobi of the village have names that are based on letters of the Roman alphabet, such as "[[A]]", "[[B]]" and "[[C]]" for example.<!-- Please do not list the entire alphabet of Kumogakure shinobi here --> Also, several shinobi have names based on adjectives reflecting their personality, including [[Omoi]] (thought), [[Samui]] (cold), and [[Darui]] (dull) for example.<!-- Please do not list the entire roster of Kumogakure shinobi here -->
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* Additionally, several shinobi have tattoos of kanji upon their shoulders reflecting some individual characteristic like their techniques, name or seal, including Darui, [[Kinkaku]] and [[B]] for example.<!-- Please do not list the entire roster of Kumogakure shinobi here -->
* Additionally, several shinobi have tattoos of kanji upon their shoulders reflecting some individual characteristic like their techniques, name or seal, including [[Darui]], [[Kinkaku]] and [[B]] for example.<!-- Please do not list the entire roster of Kumogakure shinobi here -->
 
* In real life, the [[Wikipedia:Kumogakure-ryū Ninpō|Kumogakure school]] is a ninjutsu school dating back to the sixteenth century.
 
 
* Several of the village's techniques have a pun of being an English name that has been given kanji that somewhat matches the Japanese pronunciation.
 
* Several of the village's techniques have a pun of being an English name that has been given kanji that somewhat matches the Japanese pronunciation.
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* In real life, the Kumogakure school is a ninjutsu school dating back to the sixteenth century.
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* The name of the village, as well as its kanji, is the Japanese word for "disappearance".
   
 
== See Also ==
 
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== References ==
 
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Kumogakure
Kumogakure
Name
Kanji 雲隠れの里
Rōmaji Kumogakure no Sato
Literal English Village Hidden by Clouds
English TV Hidden Cloud Village
Village Data
Country Land of Lightning
Leader Raikage
Symbol Kumogakure Symbol
Statistics
Population 3/5
Military 4/5
Economy 5/5

Kumogakure (雲隠れの里, Kumogakure no Sato, English TV: Hidden Cloud Village, Literally meaning: Village Hidden by Clouds) is the hidden village of the Land of Lightning and was founded by the First Raikage. As the village of one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Kumogakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Raikage, of which there have been five in its history. The village is located in a range of tall mountains, and is literally hidden in the clouds. The Raikage works in a large blue structure built into the tallest mountain.

The standard attire for Kumo shinobi consists of a long, grey top which gathers just at the waist to give a sash-like appearance, with a matching coloured bottom. Over this they wear white, one-strapped flak jackets and arm as well as shin-guards. Many Kumogakure ninja use Lightning Release techniques.

History Edit

Kumogakure was founded after the Warring States Period by the First Raikage. Shortly after the formation of their villages, Konoha's First Hokage sold tailed beasts to Kumo as a sign of friendship and to ensure a balance of power amongst their new villages. The Second Raikage and Second Hokage later tried to formally agree to peace between their villages, but the ceremony was interrupted by the Gold and Silver Brothers and the Hokage was nearly killed. Konoha and Kumo ended up on opposing sides during the First Shinobi World War, with Kumo's Kinkaku Force killing the Second Hokage. Decades later, during the Third Shinobi World War, Kumo and Konoha would fight again, often with A on Kumo's side and Minato Namikaze on Konoha's. Following the death of the Third Raikage in a battle against 10,000 opposing shinobi, A succeeded him as the Fourth.

Kumo captures Kushina

Kushina Uzumaki being kidnapped.

Whereas all other villages reduce the sizes of their forces during times of peace, Kumo does not demilitarise so that no other village can ever have an upperhand when hostilities inevitably resume. The Third Tsuchikage notes that this behavior has only provoked the other villages to employ the same tactics in kind. Kumo's efforts to amass power often entail stealing secrets and kidnapping shinobi from other villages.[1] Several years before the Third Shinobi World War, Kumo shinobi kidnapped Kushina Uzumaki from Konoha in order to study her unique chakra, but were foiled by Minato Namikaze.[2] A few years after the Third Shinobi World War, Kumo sent its Head Ninja to Konoha to sign a peace treaty, a cover for an attempt to acquire the Byakugan by kidnapping Hinata Hyūga. When the Head Ninja was killed by Hiashi Hyūga in the attempt, Kumo still tried to obtain the Byakugan by threatening war unless Hiashi's body was turned over to make up for the Head Ninja's death. In what would be called the Hyūga Affair, Hiashi's twin was given to Kumo instead, his Byakugan sealed. In the anime, Kumo made another attempt to acquire the Byakugan amidst the Konoha Crush, but failed yet again.

Hachibi subduing team

Kumogakure ninja restraining the Eight-Tails.

One other method of securing power has been the tailed beasts. In the early days of the village, before buying tailed beasts from Konoha, Kumo sent the Gold and Silver Brothers to capture the Nine-Tails, a task at which they ultimately failed.[3] With the tailed beasts in its possession, Kumo historically struggled to harness the beasts' power in jinchūriki; jinchūriki could not gain control of the beasts and would eventually lose control. The Eight-Tails would prove a particular headache in this regard, routinely rampaging through the village when its jinchūriki could not longer contain it. Because the Eight-Tails was too valuable to destroy, many were killed trying to seal it. The Eight-Tails' most recent jinchūriki, Killer B, as well as the jinchūriki of the Two-Tails, Yugito Nii, have been able to successfully control their beasts, leaving both highly valued by the village. Among the villages, Kumogakure also possesses the best technology to control a tailed beast, having built a whole temple for that sake.

Allied Shinobi Forces

The Allied Shinobi Forces' headquarters in Kumogakure.

When Akatsuki captures B (the Fourth Raikage's brother) mere months after the similar capture of Yugito, the Raikage is outraged by the loss of the village's jinchūriki and calls a Kage Summit to find a way to deal with Akatsuki. Although suspicious of the other villages due to their histories with Akatsuki, Akatsuki's declaration of the Fourth Shinobi World War (and news that B only pretended to be captured) convinces the Raikage to join the Allied Shinobi Forces. He is appointed its Supreme Commander and Kumo is selected for the Allied Shinobi Forces' Headquarters, making it a target for Akatsuki's counter-offensive.[4] The village endures the attack,[5] the war is won, and from working so closely together Kumo relations with the other villages improves immensely. Two years later Kumo is still consolidating power, but it does so for mutual benefit of all the villages by taking charge of stopping the moon from crashing into Earth. By the era of the Fifth Raikage all five Kage are on good terms.

Locations Edit

Clans Edit


Trivia Edit

  • Several shinobi of the village have names that are based on letters of the Roman alphabet, such as "A", "B" and "C" for example. Also, several shinobi have names based on adjectives reflecting their personality such as Omoi (thought), Samui (cold), and Darui (dull) for example.
  • Additionally, several shinobi have tattoos of kanji upon their shoulders reflecting some individual characteristic like their techniques, name or seal, including Darui, Kinkaku and B for example.
  • Several of the village's techniques have a pun of being an English name that has been given kanji that somewhat matches the Japanese pronunciation.
  • In real life, the Kumogakure school is a ninjutsu school dating back to the sixteenth century.
  • The name of the village, as well as its kanji, is the Japanese word for "disappearance".

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. Chapter 458, page 11
  2. Chapter 498, page 14
  3. Chapter 529, page 3
  4. Chapter 613, pages 12-15
  5. Chapter 678, page 1
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