|(うずまき一族, Uzumaki Ichizoku)|
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The Uzumaki Clan (うずまき一族, Uzumaki Ichizoku) was a prominent clan in Uzushiogakure. Although not much is known about the clan, most of its known members currently reside in Konohagakure, with the Fifth and Seventh Hokage being direct descendants of the clan.
The Uzumaki, being descendants of Asura Ōtsutsuki, also shared distant blood relation with the Senju clan. Through the years, the Uzumaki and Senju kept close ties, with members at times marrying between clans, as with Hashirama Senju and Mito Uzumaki. Following the founding of Konohagakure at the end of the Warring States Period, the Senju chose to symoblise their clans' friendship by adding the Uzumaki's emblem to Konoha's flak jackets. Konoha and the Uzumaki's own Uzushiogakure remained close allies over the following decades, with the Uzumaki providing fūinjutsu (among other things) to Konoha whenever there was a need. In time, the Uzumaki Clan's Mask Storage Temple was even constructed on Konoha's outskirts.
The Uzumaki's skill with fūinjutsu earned them both respect and fear throughout the ninja world. At some point after Kushina Uzumaki immigrated to Konoha, some of the world's nations banded together to destroy Uzushiogakure, believing the village was too powerful to be allowed to continue. The survivors of Uzushio's destruction went into hiding and spread throughout the world: Nagato was raised in the outskirts of Amegakure; Karin apparently lived in Kusagakure for a time; Kushina in Konoha had a son, Naruto, who years later has children of his own: Boruto and Himawari.
Uzumaki naturally possess incredibly strong life forces, granting them great reserves of chakra and very long lifespans; Mito Uzumaki was born before the founding of Konoha yet lived well into the reign of the Third Hokage. This also enables them to recover from injuries and exhaustion in short periods of time, enough to survive the removal of tailed beasts, although they are still left near death afterwards. Uzumaki can harness and accelerate their rejuvenative traits by biting them and sucking their chakra. It is dangerous however to use this ability too regularly.
The Uzumaki were most famed for their fūinjutsu, the seal of which typically appears as a spiral crest reminiscent of the Uzumaki's symbol. They can also produce Adamantine Sealing Chains made of their own chakra, but it's not known if this is common to all Uzumaki as only Kushina and Karin demonstrated this.
- The name "Uzumaki" can either mean "whirlpool" or "maelstrom".
- Uzumaki commonly have red hair.
- Tsunade and Nawaki are descendants of the Uzumaki clan through their grandmother.
- Due to Naruto Uzumaki's marriage to Hinata Hyūga, his descendants have the potential to awaken the Byakugan.
- The anime character Honoka is hinted to be an Uzumaki, as she has red hair and fūinjutsu talents. A book found by Aoba in the same episode mentions finding a survivor of a "certain clan of ninja".
- ↑ Chapter 700
- ↑ Chapter 500, pages 2-3
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Chapter 500, pages 3-4
- ↑ Fourth Databook
- ↑ Chapter 618, page 1
- ↑ Chapter 579, page 12
- ↑ Chapter 661, pages 1, 12
- ↑ Chapter 412, page 6
- ↑ Chapter 498, pages 6-7
- ↑ Chapter 663, page 11
- ↑ Chapter 510, page 17
- ↑ "The Day Naruto Became Hokage"
- ↑ Naruto: Shippūden episode 227