|This is the article on a Konoha shinobi. If you are looking for the article on the anime-only character, head to Tsuzumi.|
|(申楽ツヅミ, Sarugaku Tsuzumi)|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #65|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
Tsuzumi is always smiling. He enjoys hearing and watching the going-ons in the Chūnin Exams.
During the final rounds of the Chūnin Exams, Tsuzumi was one of the ninja guarding the entrance to the arena. When Lee and Guy arrive, he welcomes them and then informs them of Neji's defeat by Naruto.
In the anime, Tsuzumi was with Riichi and several other guards outside the village wall when Pain attacked them. After Pain killed Riichi and the others, Tsuzumi attempted to flee to inform Tsunade of the incident. Before he could leave, however, he was pulled in by Pain and impaled with a chakra rod, dying in the process. He was later revived by Nagato's Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique.
- The "Tsuzumi" (鼓) is a Japanese drum of Chinese and Indian origin.
- Tsuzumi's last name is written with the kanji 申楽, which is an alternative way to write down the name of a form of theatre popular in Japan during the 11th to 14th centuries called "Sarugaku" (猿楽).
- ↑ First Databook, page 139