The Land of Sound (音の国, Oto no Kuni) is a neighbour country of the Land of Fire. It is a relatively new country in the political scene, though it has existed for some time under the name of the Land of Rice Fields (田の国, Ta no Kuni; English TV "Land of Rice Paddies"). According to the anime, Orochimaru conquered the country and convinced its daimyō, Ryōshu, to let him establish his own ninja village.
Main article: Otogakure Otogakure (音隠れの里, Otogakure no Sato; Literally meaning "Village Hidden by Sound") was the personal hidden village of Orochimaru, which was founded for the express purpose of collecting ninja for his experiments and his quest to learn all techniques.
- ↑ Naruto episode 136