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<section begin=summary />The {{translation|'''Senju clan'''|千手一族|Senju Ichizoku}} was a group of shinobi that was considered to be one of the strongest clans in the ninja world during the war-torn era before the founding of the hidden villages. Together with their rivals and distant relatives by ancestor, the [[Uchiha clan]], they are responsible for founding the first hidden village named [[Konohagakure]] and making the village into what it is today.<section end=summary /> They are also noted to be distant relatives of the [[Uzumaki clan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 500, page 3</ref>
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<section begin=summary />The {{translation|'''Senju clan'''|千手一族|Senju Ichizoku}} was a group of shinobi that were the strongest, feared and most respected clan above all other clans in the ninja world during the war-torn era before the founding of the hidden villages.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 399, page 1</ref> Together with their rivals and distant relatives through a common ancestor the [[Uchiha clan]], they are responsible for founding the first hidden village named [[Konohagakure]] and making the village into what it is today. The clan has produced three of the five [[Hokage]] of Konoha: the [[Hashirama Senju|First]], [[Tobirama Senju|Second]], and the [[Tsunade|Fifth]].<section end=summary />
   
== History ==
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== Overview ==
The Senju clan descended from the [[Senju Clan Ancestor|younger]] of the two sons of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] who was born with the "body" of the Sage, inheriting his father's strength of will and physical energy and believed that love was the key to bringing peace to the world. The Sage grew to favour the ideals of his younger son over those of his older son, who believed that power alone was the true key to finding peace. Therefore, on his deathbed it was the younger of the two brothers that the Sage chose to name as his successor. The elder brother, bitter and hateful at having being denied what he felt was rightfully his to inherit, attacked his younger sibling. The [[Uchiha clan]] would descend from the elder brother, resulting in the bitter centuries-long rivalry between the Senju and the Uchiha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 12-13</ref>
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The Senju clan descended from [[Asura]], the younger of the two sons of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] who inherited the "body" of the Sage, his father's life force, stamina, physical energy, and believed that love was the key to bringing peace to the world. The Sage grew to favour Asura's ideals over those of [[Indra]], his older son, who believed that power alone was the true key to finding peace. Therefore, on his deathbed it was Asura that the Sage chose to name as his successor. Indra, bitter and hateful at having being denied what he felt was rightfully his to inherit, attacked his younger sibling. The [[Uchiha clan]] would descend from Indra, resulting in the bitter centuries-long rivalry between the Senju and the Uchiha.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 12-13</ref> While undisputed, the Senju's legendary rivalry with Uchiha clan was taken advantage of by countries that hire their services.
   
[[File:Senju clan.jpg|left|thumb|The Senju clan during Hashirama's era.]]
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The Senju clan gained their fame in the era before the founding of the hidden villages. Where other clans focused on mastering one particular set of skills, the Senju were prodigious in all skills, from [[ninjutsu]], to [[taijutsu]], and [[genjutsu]]. Because of this, they were known as {{translation|"''the clan with a thousand skills''"|「千の手を持つ一族」|"sen no te o motsu ichizoku"}}, which gave them their name {{translation|"Senju"|千手|lit meaning="a thousand skills", "a thousand hands"}}.<ref name="d3">Third Databook — ''Shinobi Well-Informed Records''</ref>
The Senju clan gained their fame in the era before the founding of the hidden villages. Where other clans focused on mastering one particular skill, the Senju were prodigious in all skills, from [[ninjutsu]], to [[taijutsu]], to [[genjutsu]]. Because of this, they were known as {{translation|"''the clan with a thousand skills''"|「千の手を持つ一族」|"sen no te o motsu ichizoku"}}, which gave them their name {{translation|"Senju"|千手|"a thousand skills", "a thousand hands"}}.<ref name="d3">Third Databook — ''Shinobi Well-Informed Records''</ref>
 
   
The most famous member of the clan was their leader, [[Hashirama Senju]]. His unique [[Wood Release]] ninjutsu even gave the clan the nickname the {{translation|Senju clan of the forest|森の千手一族|Mori no Senju Ichizoku}}. This Wood Release, and his ability to control the [[tailed beasts]], made him the greatest shinobi of his time.
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[[File:Senju clan.jpg|left|thumb|The Senju clan under Hashirama's leadership.]]
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The most famous member of the clan was [[Hashirama Senju]], whose unique [[Wood Release]] ninjutsu that gave the clan the nickname the {{translation|Senju clan of the forest|森の千手一族|Mori no Senju Ichizoku}}, and his ability to control the [[tailed beasts]], made him the greatest shinobi of his time. However, living in a world of constant bloodshed, Hashirama had a great love for his fellow man and a dream of peace among all ninja. Known as the {{translation|"''[[Will of Fire]]''"|火の意志|"Hi no Ishi"}}, this belief enabled Hashirama to use his position as leader to convince his clan to propose a truce with the Uchiha clan. Weary of fighting, and persuaded by Hashirama's great charisma and negotiation skill, though not accepted at first, the Uchiha ultimately conceded to the fact that the Senju were superior to them and started to surrender to the Senju. During a battle that lasted an entire day, Madara Uchiha finally fell in battle but still refused to accept the truce until Hashirama killed either himself or his own brother.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 624</ref> Witnessing Hashirama's resolve to kill himself, Madara finally accepted their truce thus ending the bloody rivalry between the two clan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625</ref>
   
The Senju's place at the top of the shinobi world was undisputed, but there was one clan that was able to stand up to them: the [[Uchiha clan]]. Whenever one country hired the Senju, their enemies would hire the Uchiha, and vice versa. This led to a rivalry between the two clans and, more specifically, between the leaders of the clans, Hashirama and [[Madara Uchiha]].
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[[File:Senju & Uchiha truce.png|thumb|The Senju and Uchiha form an alliance.]]
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The Senju and the Uchiha created a permanent settlement for shinobi within the country: [[Konohagakure]]. The first of its kind, the system along with the name inspired more countries to have their own hidden village per country, ending the [[Warring States Period]] with Hashirama's dream becoming a reality. But it would soon start again after Hashirama was elected as the First [[Hokage]] with the only Uchiha who was against the truce, [[Madara Uchiha]] who came to the conclusion that the hope for his clan was slowly dwindling, defected from the village in search of what he called his own reality. This would renew his battles with Hashirama until the fated, final battle at the [[Valley of the End]] where Hashirama resolved to protect his own dream, killing his former friend who had succumbed to the [[Curse of Hatred]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 626</ref>
[[File:UchihaSenjuTruce.png|thumb|The Senju and Uchiha form an alliance.]]
 
However, in a world of constant bloodshed, Hashirama had a dream of peace, and a great love for his fellow men. Known as the {{translation|"''[[Will of Fire]]''"|火の意志|"Hi no Ishi"}}, this belief made the Senju clan propose a truce to the Uchiha clan. Weary of fighting, and persuaded by Hashirama's great charisma and negotiation skill, the Uchiha accepted, ending their bloody rivalry. Only Madara was against this truce, believing the Senju would one day destroy the Uchiha clan. He was forced to accept, but his humiliation wouldn't end there.
 
 
Some time after the alliance between the Senju and the Uchiha was signed, the [[Land of Fire]] hired them to stabilise its borders, and the clans created a permanent settlement within the country. Thus, [[Konohagakure]] was founded, and, with it, the system of one Hidden Village per country. As the system spread throughout the world, the constant violence stopped, and Hashirama's dream began to become a reality. But it would soon start again after Hashirama was elected as the First [[Hokage]]; a move Madara felt was a humiliation and made him decide to leave the new village, eventually returning to attack it.
 
   
 
[[File:Uzumaki-Senju clans.png|thumb|left|The Uzumaki and Senju.]]
 
[[File:Uzumaki-Senju clans.png|thumb|left|The Uzumaki and Senju.]]
Throughout the years, the Senju retained their supremacy over Konoha, and made the village into what it is today. After the First Hokage's death, his younger brother, [[Tobirama Senju]], stepped up to become the Second Hokage. Although likely not a Senju by blood, [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]], who would become the Third Hokage after the Second's death, was trained by both the First and Second. His successor, [[Minato Namikaze]], was the student of [[Jiraiya]], who was a student of the Third. [[Tsunade]], the Fifth Hokage, was not only a student of the Third, but also the granddaughter of the First and the grandniece of the Second. All of them strongly held to the [[Will of Fire]] philosophy.
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The Senju and [[Uzumaki]] clans are distant blood relatives whom they retained strong connections with.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 500, page 3</ref> For this reason Konoha-nin uniforms have the symbol of Uzushiogakure emblazoned on its shoulders. Hashirama's [[Mito Uzumaki|wife]] would also come from this clan, further strengthening their ties. Throughout the years, the Senju retained their supremacy over Konoha, and made the village into what it is today. After the First Hokage's death, his younger brother, [[Tobirama Senju]], stepped up to become the Second Hokage. Although likely not a Senju by blood, [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]], who would become the Third Hokage after the Second's death, was trained by both the First and Second. His successor, [[Minato Namikaze]], was the student of [[Jiraiya]], who was a student of the Third. [[Tsunade]], the Fifth Hokage, was not only a student of the Third, but also the granddaughter of the First and the grandniece of the Second. All of them strongly held to the [[Will of Fire]] philosophy.
   
It is unknown if the Senju clan still exists as an independent clan since there are no known persons with the Senju name alive — with the Fifth Hokage, [[Tsunade]], being the only possible exception to date. It is very possible that the Senju clan disbanded into smaller clans and families, especially since they never had specific traits or techniques like the [[Uchiha]] or [[Hyūga]] clans with which to easily identify them. Their legacy however, lives on strongly in the hearts of the people of Konoha.
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It is unknown if the Senju clan still exists as an independent clan since it neither became one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure nor is there are any known people with the last name "Senju" — with the Fifth Hokage, [[Tsunade]], being the only possible exception. Their legacy however, lives on strongly in the hearts of the people of Konoha.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Madara Uchiha was able to awaken the [[Rinnegan]] after integrating Senju DNA into his body. This dōjutsu, however, did not awaken until he was nearing the end of his natural lifespan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 13</ref>
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* All known pre-Konoha male members of the Senju clan's name end in {{Translation|"-ma"|ま}} more commonly written using the kanji "間" which can refer to space or a room.
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* Although the Senju owe part of their fame to the [[Wood Release]], Hashirama Senju was the only clan member known to be able to use it.
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* The clan's symbol resembles a [[wikipedia:Vajra|Vajra]], both a symbol and a ritual object present in Buddhism and Hinduism. As a symbol, it represents both indestructible and irresistible force.
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*Before settling in Konohagakure, the Senju clan resided on a remote keep surrounded by forest.<ref name="NS368">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 368</ref>
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* The Senju, pre-Konoha, all had a common means of dress which consisted of light-coloured pin-stripped high-waist pants, kimono shirts over which they wore long-sleeved haori with their clan's symbol emblazoned on the back.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 625, page 5</ref> In battle, they wore the heavy armour typical of the era, with the Senju symbol on the shoulder platings near the neck and on their headbands. In addition, they wore fish net armor underneath their clothing and armor for additional protection.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

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Senju Clan

Senju Symbol

(千手一族, Senju Ichizoku; Literally meaning "Senju clan")

  • "The clan with a thousand skills" (「千の手を持つ一族」, "Sen no te o motsu ichizoku")[1]
  • Senju clan of the forest (森の千手一族, Mori no Senju Ichizoku)[2]
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The Senju clan (千手一族, Senju Ichizoku) was a group of shinobi that were the strongest, feared and most respected clan above all other clans in the ninja world during the war-torn era before the founding of the hidden villages.[3] Together with their rivals — and distant relatives through a common ancestor — the Uchiha clan, they are responsible for founding the first hidden village named Konohagakure and making the village into what it is today. The clan has produced three of the five Hokage of Konoha: the First, Second, and the Fifth.

Overview Edit

The Senju clan descended from Asura, the younger of the two sons of the Sage of the Six Paths who inherited the "body" of the Sage, his father's life force, stamina, physical energy, and believed that love was the key to bringing peace to the world. The Sage grew to favour Asura's ideals over those of Indra, his older son, who believed that power alone was the true key to finding peace. Therefore, on his deathbed it was Asura that the Sage chose to name as his successor. Indra, bitter and hateful at having being denied what he felt was rightfully his to inherit, attacked his younger sibling. The Uchiha clan would descend from Indra, resulting in the bitter centuries-long rivalry between the Senju and the Uchiha.[4] While undisputed, the Senju's legendary rivalry with Uchiha clan was taken advantage of by countries that hire their services.

The Senju clan gained their fame in the era before the founding of the hidden villages. Where other clans focused on mastering one particular set of skills, the Senju were prodigious in all skills, from ninjutsu, to taijutsu, and genjutsu. Because of this, they were known as "the clan with a thousand skills" (「千の手を持つ一族」, "sen no te o motsu ichizoku"), which gave them their name "Senju" (千手; Literally meaning ""a thousand skills", "a thousand hands"").[1]

Senju clan

The Senju clan under Hashirama's leadership.

The most famous member of the clan was Hashirama Senju, whose unique Wood Release ninjutsu that gave the clan the nickname the Senju clan of the forest (森の千手一族, Mori no Senju Ichizoku), and his ability to control the tailed beasts, made him the greatest shinobi of his time. However, living in a world of constant bloodshed, Hashirama had a great love for his fellow man and a dream of peace among all ninja. Known as the "Will of Fire" (火の意志, "Hi no Ishi"), this belief enabled Hashirama to use his position as leader to convince his clan to propose a truce with the Uchiha clan. Weary of fighting, and persuaded by Hashirama's great charisma and negotiation skill, though not accepted at first, the Uchiha ultimately conceded to the fact that the Senju were superior to them and started to surrender to the Senju. During a battle that lasted an entire day, Madara Uchiha finally fell in battle but still refused to accept the truce until Hashirama killed either himself or his own brother.[5] Witnessing Hashirama's resolve to kill himself, Madara finally accepted their truce thus ending the bloody rivalry between the two clan.[6]

Senju & Uchiha truce

The Senju and Uchiha form an alliance.

The Senju and the Uchiha created a permanent settlement for shinobi within the country: Konohagakure. The first of its kind, the system along with the name inspired more countries to have their own hidden village per country, ending the Warring States Period with Hashirama's dream becoming a reality. But it would soon start again after Hashirama was elected as the First Hokage with the only Uchiha who was against the truce, Madara Uchiha who came to the conclusion that the hope for his clan was slowly dwindling, defected from the village in search of what he called his own reality. This would renew his battles with Hashirama until the fated, final battle at the Valley of the End where Hashirama resolved to protect his own dream, killing his former friend who had succumbed to the Curse of Hatred.[7]

Uzumaki-Senju clans

The Uzumaki and Senju.

The Senju and Uzumaki clans are distant blood relatives whom they retained strong connections with.[8] For this reason Konoha-nin uniforms have the symbol of Uzushiogakure emblazoned on its shoulders. Hashirama's wife would also come from this clan, further strengthening their ties. Throughout the years, the Senju retained their supremacy over Konoha, and made the village into what it is today. After the First Hokage's death, his younger brother, Tobirama Senju, stepped up to become the Second Hokage. Although likely not a Senju by blood, Hiruzen Sarutobi, who would become the Third Hokage after the Second's death, was trained by both the First and Second. His successor, Minato Namikaze, was the student of Jiraiya, who was a student of the Third. Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage, was not only a student of the Third, but also the granddaughter of the First and the grandniece of the Second. All of them strongly held to the Will of Fire philosophy.

It is unknown if the Senju clan still exists as an independent clan since it neither became one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure nor is there are any known people with the last name "Senju" — with the Fifth Hokage, Tsunade, being the only possible exception. Their legacy however, lives on strongly in the hearts of the people of Konoha.

Trivia Edit

  • All known pre-Konoha male members of the Senju clan's name end in "-ma" (ま) more commonly written using the kanji "間" which can refer to space or a room.
  • Although the Senju owe part of their fame to the Wood Release, Hashirama Senju was the only clan member known to be able to use it.
  • The clan's symbol resembles a Vajra, both a symbol and a ritual object present in Buddhism and Hinduism. As a symbol, it represents both indestructible and irresistible force.
  • Before settling in Konohagakure, the Senju clan resided on a remote keep surrounded by forest.[9]
  • The Senju, pre-Konoha, all had a common means of dress which consisted of light-coloured pin-stripped high-waist pants, kimono shirts over which they wore long-sleeved haori with their clan's symbol emblazoned on the back.[10] In battle, they wore the heavy armour typical of the era, with the Senju symbol on the shoulder platings near the neck and on their headbands. In addition, they wore fish net armor underneath their clothing and armor for additional protection.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Third Databook — Shinobi Well-Informed Records
  2. Naruto chapter 398, page 15
  3. Naruto chapter 399, page 1
  4. Naruto chapter 462, pages 12-13
  5. Naruto chapter 624
  6. Naruto chapter 625
  7. Naruto chapter 626
  8. Naruto chapter 500, page 3
  9. Naruto: Shippūden episode 368
  10. Naruto chapter 625, page 5

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