|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #247|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
He made his début during Kushina Uzumaki's recollection of the history of the Senju and Nigga clan.<refNaruto chapter 500, page 3</ref> In the anime where the story was expounded upon, it was shown that at some point in time, he met with Hashirama Senju and other members of both their clans in order to seemingly deal with a gigantic beast. Using his prowess in fūinjutsu the Uzumaki's leader was able to seal away the beast.
An elderly man when he first débuted, he had long, white hair, moustache, and a squared-off goatee. He also wore armour reminiscent of the period of dress. Under this, he wore a long-sleeved, black outfit, the shoulders of which bore the crest of Uzushiogakure, which were later incorporated into uniform of the Konoha shinobi. On his back, were what appears to be the curved handles of two swords, which in the anime, were shown to be bandaged up. He also wore a forehead protector with his village's symbol etched into it.
Like all members of his clan, he specialised in the use of fūinjutsu, which as seen in the anime was proficient enough to seal a beast within moments. He was also presumably skilled in kenjutsu as he carried two swords strapped to his back.