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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Sunagakure'''|砂隠れの里|Sunagakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Sand}} is the hidden village of the [[Land of Wind]]. As one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Sunagakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Kazekage]], who resides in a [[Kazekage's Office|spherical structure]] in the centre of the village. There have been five Kazekage, the most recent being [[Gaara]].<section end=summary />
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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Sunagakure'''|砂隠れの里|Sunagakure no Sato|lit meaning=Village Hidden by Sand}} is the [[hidden village]] of the [[Land of Wind]]. As the village of one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], Sunagakure has a [[Kage]] as its leader known as the [[Kazekage]], of which there have been five in its history. Being surrounded by desert offers the village a natural deterrent against invasion, as few foreign powers would be willing to endure the sandstorms and water scarcity common to Suna.<section end=summary /> Sunagakure itself lies in a fortified valley behind cliffs of rock, with passage in and out of the village restricted to a single cleft between two cliff faces, making the area very hard to attack from the ground. The buildings inside seem to be made of clay or [[Wikipedia:Stucco|stucco]], which would help to keep the buildings cool.
   
[[File:Sunagakure Symbol.svg|thumb|left|Symbol of Sunagakure.]]
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The standard attire for Suna shinobi consists of blue or black uniforms underneath [[flak jacket]]s of various shades of beige to better blend with their natural environment and include shoulders guards. Headpieces consisting of a head-wrap and cloth neck-covers to protect against the harsh weather are popular with Suna shinobi. Many Sunagakure ninja use [[Wind Release]] techniques, which they may or may not perform with [[Wikipedia:Tessenjutsu|fans]].<ref>Chapter 553, page 10</ref><ref>Chapter 611, pages 16-17</ref> Shinobi from this village believe that the accomplishment of a mission predominates the lives of the ninja trying to accomplish it. As such, they ruthlessly pursue victory in battle, and even if failure is inevitable they will still try to achieve any success against their enemy that they can.
<section begin=summary />The [[Puppet Technique]], and from their performance in the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], the [[Cloth Binding Technique]] also seem to be common techniques of theirs. Shinobi from this village believe that the accomplishment of a mission predominates the lives of the ninja trying to accomplish it. As such, they are known to be ruthless in battle meaning to them, failure is not an option. Should failure seem inevitable, a Suna shinobi would almost surely try to make a success of their mission in some way or another, as seen when Kankurō secretly retrieved from a piece of Sasori's clothing, as a means to track [[Akatsuki]] to their hideout.<section end=summary />
 
 
The standard attire of this village consists of blue uniforms underneath green flak jackets (both of which are depicted as shades of beige in the anime). They also tend to wrap their heads with turbans and their legs with bandages.
 
 
The first passage to travel into the valley is in a cleft between two cliff faces which provides a natural defence for the village making the area very hard to attack. The buildings also seem to be made of clay or [[Wikipedia:Stucco|stucco]] which would help to keep the buildings cool and allow them to also withstand the raging sand storms which are common in the area.
 
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
[[File:Kazekage Residence.PNG||thumb|The Kazekage's office building.]]
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[[File:Kazekage Residence.PNG|thumb|left|The Kazekage's office building.]]
Sunagakure was founded by the First Kazekage, who gathered the desert-dwelling shinobi under his control with his overwhelming power. At some point the village would come into possession of the [[One-Tailed Shukaku]], and in the coming years the beast was sealed into three different hosts<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 261, page 5</ref> so that its abilities could be studied. The [[Third Kazekage]] was [[Magnet Release|able]] to [[Iron Sand|emulate]] Shukaku's abilities, earning recognition as the strongest Kazekage in history.
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Sunagakure was founded after the [[Warring States Period]] by the [[First Kazekage]], who gathered the desert-dwelling shinobi under his control with his overwhelming power. Shortly after the formation of their villages, [[Konoha]]'s [[First Hokage]] offered to sell [[tailed beasts]] to Suna as a sign of friendship and to ensure a balance of power amongst their new villages. Because Suna already had the [[One-Tail]], the First Kazekage instead tried to negotiate for a percentage of the sale price to the other villages and a portion of the [[Land of Fire]]'s territory instead.<ref>Chapter 648, page 12</ref> Despite the First Hokage's wishes for peace, the world eventually fell into war. Suna's close proximity with [[Iwa]] has led to numerous conflicts over the years, enough that enmity between its shinobi has become deep-seated. During the [[Second Shinobi World War]], [[Chiyo]]'s attempts to poison enemies were consistently counteracted by Konoha's [[Tsunade]].
   
[[File:Suna Hospital.PNG||thumb|left|The Suna Hospital.]]
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For times of war, Suna researched different [[jutsu]] to give it an advantage over other villages. Because the [[Puppet Technique]] is so popular amongst its shinobi, the [[Puppet Brigade]] was formed see if there was a way to give life to puppets. This led to the creation of [[One's Own Life Reincarnation]], but the cost of a human life to perform it made it impractical and Suna abandoned to project. Since the time of the [[Second Kazekage]], the village has studied the [[jinchūriki]] of its One-Tail in an attempt to reproduce the beast's abilities. The [[Third Kazekage]] was able to mimic the One-Tail's powers using [[Iron Sand]], and with it he gained fame as the strongest Kazekage in history. When he mysteriously disappeared one day, Suna went to great lengths to find him, spreading its forces thin in the search and leaving the village under-defended. When others took this opportunity to declare war on Suna, the village was forced to call of the search, never learning the Third's fate.<ref>Chapter 266, page 10</ref>
Some time in Sunagakure's history they created the [[Puppet Brigade]] in an attempt to create a [[technique]] that would give life to their puppets in order to increase their combat effectiveness. Research for such a technique was started and [[Chiyo]] eventually developed [[One's Own Life Reincarnation]], but use of the technique came at too high a price at needing the user's life to complete the technique, thus the research was called off and the village continued to use normal puppets. [[Sasori]] left the village after the emptiness of lacking [[Sasori's Father|parental]] [[Sasori's Mother|love]] finally reached a breaking point, but later returned, kidnapped, and murdered the Third, likely sparking the [[Third Shinobi World War]] with Sunagakure's attempts to find him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 266, page 10</ref>
 
   
[[File:Gaara losses control.png|thumb|The Fourth Kazekage witnesses Shukaku going wild.]]
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[[File:Gaara lost control.png|thumb|right|Gaara loses control.]]
Sunagakure frequently fought with [[Konohagakure]]; Chiyo's attempts to poison enemies during the [[Second Shinobi World War]] were often counteracted by [[Tsunade]]. To compound this fact, following the Third Shinobi War, the [[Wind Daimyō (Part I)|Wind Daimyō]] began outsourcing missions to Konoha, leading to a lack of funding for Sunagakure. To make up for the loss of military power this created, the [[Fourth Kazekage]] had Chiyo seal [[Shukaku]] into its third host, his own son: [[Gaara]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 262, page 14</ref> It was hoped that Gaara would become a weapon for the village, but the power of Shukaku was too unstable and overwhelming for Gaara and the idea was abandoned. The village then had to rely on the development of new techniques and trading of gold dust in order to keep its' standing within the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547, page 6</ref> As time passed, however, the Fourth came to appreciate Gaara's increasing control and returned to relying on him as a weapon.
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Following the [[Third Shinobi World War]], the [[Wind Daimyō (Part I)|Land of Wind's daimyō]] started outsourcing missions previously given to Suna to Konoha instead. The [[Fourth Kazekage]] began selling [[gold dust]] to try to make up for the loss of funding, but it was ultimately decided that Suna shinobi would need to rely on individual strength rather than strength of numbers.<ref>Chapter 547, page 5</ref> To help in this goal, the Fourth had the One-Tail sealed into his newborn son, [[Gaara]], hoping he would become a valuable weapon.<ref>Chapter 262, page 14</ref> For the early years of his life Gaara struggled to keep the One-Tail in check, and would unintentionally attack the village and/or its citizens when he lost control. The Fourth eventually decided that Gaara was a failed experiment and tried many times to have him assassinated, each of which failed. The attempts on his life, however, taught Gaara how to control the One-Tail, making him into the weapon his father wanted him to be and convincing the Fourth to call off the assassinations.
   
Another village that this village has frequently fought with, unsurprisingly due to their close proximity, is [[Iwagakure]]. This has left the two villages age old enemies with each side holding a grudge against the other, a fact which makes them highly unwilling allies.
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[[File:Deidara attacks Sunagakure.png|thumb|left|Akatsuki attacks Sunagakure.]]
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Twelve years after Gaara's birth, Suna is approached by [[Orochimaru]] of [[Oto]] with an offer to join forces in an [[invasion of Konoha]]. Scheduled to occur during the [[Chūnin Exams]] taking place in Konoha, Gaara is to attack the village from within while Suna and Oto forces invade. At some point before the invasion takes place, however, Orochimaru kills and impersonates the Fourth Kazekage and leads them into a devastating defeat against Konoha's forces. When the village discovers Orochimaru's deceit, Sunagakure re-allies itself with Konoha and gains much from the peace, leading to new prosperity for the village. Two-and-a-half years later Gaara, now Fifth Kazekage, is captured while defending Suna from [[Akatsuki]]. Remembering their earlier mistakes when the Third Kazekage disappeared, Suna's leadership is reluctant to go after him. Konoha sends a team to help and succeeds in rescuing Gaara, though Akatsuki is able to take the One-Tail.
   
=== Invasion of Konoha ===
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After the other villages experience their own attacks by Akatsuki, they decide to form the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] to oppose Akatsuki in the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. Being so much younger than his fellow Kage, Gaara is able to persuade the other Kage of how outdated their methodologies are and also proves inspirational in convincing the diverse Allied Forces set aside their differences and work together. Suna's forces prove valuable during the war, particularly with the [[Cloth Binding Technique]] to neutralise the [[Impure World Reincarnation]]. The war is eventually won and the villages are all left on good terms.
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At some point, Sunagakure was approached by [[Orochimaru]] with a proposition for a joint [[invasion of Konoha]]. The Fourth Kazekage was killed and impersonated by Orochimaru to give the impression of support, and Sunagakure was falsely led to a devastating loss against Konoha's forces. Once Orochimaru's deceit was discovered Sunagakure re-allied itself with Konoha, gaining much from the peace and leading to new prosperity for the village. By Part II, Gaara would be made Fifth Kazekage to replace his father.
 
   
=== Kazekage Rescue ===
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== Locations ==
[[File:C3 explosion.jpg|thumb|left|Deidara attacks Sunagakure.]]
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* [[Demon Desert]]
When [[Akatsuki]] came to Suna to abduct Gaara, [[Sasori]] set several [[explosive tag]] traps and killed several guards, as well as reactivating two of his [[Memory-Concealing Manipulative Sand Technique|sleeper agents]] [[Yūra]] and [[Mukade]], while [[Deidara]] in his bid to draw out the Kazekage, nearly [[C3|devastated]] the entire village were it not for Gaara's [[Air Sand Protective Wall]]. Regardless, Gaara was captured, and the village was in dismay.
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* [[Kazekage's Office]]
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* [[Suna Aviary]]
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* [[Suna Hospital]]
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* [[Suna Greenhouse]]
   
An urgent message was relayed to Konoha for assistance via messenger bird. After Gaara was rescued and revived by Chiyo, at the cost of her own life, he was safely returned to Suna and is currently still the Kazekage. He lost his [[tailed beast]], but still retained the ability to manipulate sand.
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== Clans ==
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War ===
 
When Sunagakure entered the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], its [[Cloth Binding Technique]] users were vital in dealing with [[Kabuto Yakushi]]'s [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] shinobi. This technique caused them to make up the majority of the [[Sealing Team]]s in every division of the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]]. Shortly before the war, [[Kankurō]] was appointed commander of the [[Surprise Attack Division]], and the village's Kazekage, Gaara, its Regimental Commander.
 
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The second fanbook gives Sunagakure a population size of two out of five stars, a military strength of two out of five stars, and an economic strength of two out of five stars. This gives it the lowest overall score of all the five main shinobi villages.
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* Two ninja from this village hold sand-related [[Wikipedia:Epithet|epithets]]: [[Gaara of the Sand Waterfall]] and [[Sasori of the Red Sand]].
* Despite the element of sand being unique to the [[One-Tailed Shukaku]] and its [[jinchūriki]], ninja from this village have been shown to be capable of utilising [[Sand (tool)|sand]] as a tool as well.
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* None of the characters from Sunagakure have stated last names.
* Two very famous and powerful ninja from this village hold sand-related [[Wikipedia:Epithet|epithets]]: [[Gaara of the Sand Waterfall]] and [[Sasori of the Red Sand]].
 
* Strangely enough, none of the characters from the Sunagakure have stated last name in the series, even though it's the second most frequent village in Naruto.
 
* During the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], several other Suna-nin were seen wielding similar fans alongside Temari.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 553, page 10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 611, pages 16-17</ref> This is an indication that the use of [[tessenjutsu]] is a skill generally taught in the village.
 
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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Sunagakure
Sunagakure 2
Name
Kanji 砂隠れの里
Rōmaji Sunagakure no Sato
Literal English Village Hidden by Sand
Village Data
Country Land of Wind
Leader Kazekage
Symbol Sunagakure Symbol
Statistics
Population 2/5
Military 2/5
Economy 2/5

Sunagakure (砂隠れの里, Sunagakure no Sato, Literally meaning: Village Hidden by Sand) is the hidden village of the Land of Wind. As the village of one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Sunagakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Kazekage, of which there have been five in its history. Being surrounded by desert offers the village a natural deterrent against invasion, as few foreign powers would be willing to endure the sandstorms and water scarcity common to Suna. Sunagakure itself lies in a fortified valley behind cliffs of rock, with passage in and out of the village restricted to a single cleft between two cliff faces, making the area very hard to attack from the ground. The buildings inside seem to be made of clay or stucco, which would help to keep the buildings cool.

The standard attire for Suna shinobi consists of blue or black uniforms underneath flak jackets of various shades of beige to better blend with their natural environment and include shoulders guards. Headpieces consisting of a head-wrap and cloth neck-covers to protect against the harsh weather are popular with Suna shinobi. Many Sunagakure ninja use Wind Release techniques, which they may or may not perform with fans.[1][2] Shinobi from this village believe that the accomplishment of a mission predominates the lives of the ninja trying to accomplish it. As such, they ruthlessly pursue victory in battle, and even if failure is inevitable they will still try to achieve any success against their enemy that they can.

History Edit

Kazekage Residence

The Kazekage's office building.

Sunagakure was founded after the Warring States Period by the First Kazekage, who gathered the desert-dwelling shinobi under his control with his overwhelming power. Shortly after the formation of their villages, Konoha's First Hokage offered to sell tailed beasts to Suna as a sign of friendship and to ensure a balance of power amongst their new villages. Because Suna already had the One-Tail, the First Kazekage instead tried to negotiate for a percentage of the sale price to the other villages and a portion of the Land of Fire's territory instead.[3] Despite the First Hokage's wishes for peace, the world eventually fell into war. Suna's close proximity with Iwa has led to numerous conflicts over the years, enough that enmity between its shinobi has become deep-seated. During the Second Shinobi World War, Chiyo's attempts to poison enemies were consistently counteracted by Konoha's Tsunade.

For times of war, Suna researched different jutsu to give it an advantage over other villages. Because the Puppet Technique is so popular amongst its shinobi, the Puppet Brigade was formed see if there was a way to give life to puppets. This led to the creation of One's Own Life Reincarnation, but the cost of a human life to perform it made it impractical and Suna abandoned to project. Since the time of the Second Kazekage, the village has studied the jinchūriki of its One-Tail in an attempt to reproduce the beast's abilities. The Third Kazekage was able to mimic the One-Tail's powers using Iron Sand, and with it he gained fame as the strongest Kazekage in history. When he mysteriously disappeared one day, Suna went to great lengths to find him, spreading its forces thin in the search and leaving the village under-defended. When others took this opportunity to declare war on Suna, the village was forced to call of the search, never learning the Third's fate.[4]

Gaara lost control

Gaara loses control.

Following the Third Shinobi World War, the Land of Wind's daimyō started outsourcing missions previously given to Suna to Konoha instead. The Fourth Kazekage began selling gold dust to try to make up for the loss of funding, but it was ultimately decided that Suna shinobi would need to rely on individual strength rather than strength of numbers.[5] To help in this goal, the Fourth had the One-Tail sealed into his newborn son, Gaara, hoping he would become a valuable weapon.[6] For the early years of his life Gaara struggled to keep the One-Tail in check, and would unintentionally attack the village and/or its citizens when he lost control. The Fourth eventually decided that Gaara was a failed experiment and tried many times to have him assassinated, each of which failed. The attempts on his life, however, taught Gaara how to control the One-Tail, making him into the weapon his father wanted him to be and convincing the Fourth to call off the assassinations.

Deidara attacks Sunagakure

Akatsuki attacks Sunagakure.

Twelve years after Gaara's birth, Suna is approached by Orochimaru of Oto with an offer to join forces in an invasion of Konoha. Scheduled to occur during the Chūnin Exams taking place in Konoha, Gaara is to attack the village from within while Suna and Oto forces invade. At some point before the invasion takes place, however, Orochimaru kills and impersonates the Fourth Kazekage and leads them into a devastating defeat against Konoha's forces. When the village discovers Orochimaru's deceit, Sunagakure re-allies itself with Konoha and gains much from the peace, leading to new prosperity for the village. Two-and-a-half years later Gaara, now Fifth Kazekage, is captured while defending Suna from Akatsuki. Remembering their earlier mistakes when the Third Kazekage disappeared, Suna's leadership is reluctant to go after him. Konoha sends a team to help and succeeds in rescuing Gaara, though Akatsuki is able to take the One-Tail.

After the other villages experience their own attacks by Akatsuki, they decide to form the Allied Shinobi Forces to oppose Akatsuki in the Fourth Shinobi World War. Being so much younger than his fellow Kage, Gaara is able to persuade the other Kage of how outdated their methodologies are and also proves inspirational in convincing the diverse Allied Forces set aside their differences and work together. Suna's forces prove valuable during the war, particularly with the Cloth Binding Technique to neutralise the Impure World Reincarnation. The war is eventually won and the villages are all left on good terms.

Locations Edit

Clans Edit


Trivia Edit

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. Chapter 553, page 10
  2. Chapter 611, pages 16-17
  3. Chapter 648, page 12
  4. Chapter 266, page 10
  5. Chapter 547, page 5
  6. Chapter 262, page 14
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