The Hyūga Clan is one of the oldest and most powerful clans in Konoha. According to Neji, his clan possesses the most powerful techniques that exist. All family members are born with the Byakugan, a Kekkei Genkai giving them 360° field of vision, the ability to distinguish the chakra circulatory system and chakra cavities (Tenketsu), to see for miles and through beings and objects.
In this article, we are going to give you a detailed insight into the inner structure of the Hyūga Clan in the Naruto franchise. You’re going to find out about its history and its members, as well as some of the trademark abilities of the Clan itself. We plan on giving you a full guide to the Clan so you can enjoy it without the need to search elsewhere.
Hyūga Clan: Known members
The Hyūga Clan has a very long tradition and is one of the oldest and most revered Clans in the franchise. Of course, listing all of its members wouldn’t really make much sense, which is why we are going to bring you a list of the known Hyūga Clan members (of both branches), and tell you a bit about the so you know who they were. Let us proceed:
The Hyūga Elder is the former leader of the Hyūga clan of Konoha and the father of Hiashi and Hizashi Hyūga. He was the one who came up with the idea of using his son, Hizashi, as a substitute to prevent his other son, Hiashi, from dying from the incident with the Chief Ninja of Kumogakure. Noticing that Hiashi was unwilling to do so, he reminded him that it was his duty to protect the secrets of the Byakugan and that the secondary branch existed precisely for this purpose.
Hanabi Hyūga is a kunoichi from Konohagakure, a member and heiress of the Hyūga clan. She is the youngest daughter of the clan leader, Hiashi Hyūga, and the younger sister of Hinata Hyūga. In the anime, she is the leader of Team 15, made up of Wasabi, Tsubaki, and Namida.
Hiashi Hyūga is a jōnin-ranked ninja from Konohagakure and the current leader of the Hyūga Clan. He is the twin brother of Hizashi Hyūga, father of Hinata, who is the eldest, and Hanabi, who is the youngest, as well as taking care of Neji Hyūga.
Hinata Hyūga, whose current name is Hinata Uzumaki, is a Chūnin rank kunoichi of Konohagakure and the former heiress of the main branch of the Hyūga Clan, as well as being the daughter of Hiashi Hyūga, cousin of Neji Hyūga and older sister of Hanabi Hyūga. She was part of Team Kurenai, being a partner of Kiba Inuzuka and Shino Aburame. Later, she became the wife of Naruto, with whom she had two sons, Boruto Uzumaki and Himawari Uzumaki.
Hinata and Hanabi’s Mother (anime only)
She is the mother of Hinata and Hanabi and the wife of Hiashi Hyūga. She is shown to be very similar to Hinata. She has fair skin, accompanied by dark aubergine-colored hair. According to Hinata, she is a very kind person, even with her despite the treatment that the rest of her family gave her.
Hizashi Hyūga was the father of Neji Hyūga and the twin brother of Hiashi Hyūga, although being born second, he was placed in the secondary branch. The name Hizashi means “sunlight” or “sunbeams”, and refers to sunlight strong enough to cause burns.
Hoheto Hyūga is a ninja from Konohagakure and a member of the Hyūga clan. Hoheto has long brown hair, pulled back in a ponytail and pulled back from his forehead by his ninja headband. Like all members of the Hyūga clan, he has white eyes. He has wrinkles on his skin.
Iroha Hyūga is a jōnin from Konohagakure belonging to the Hyūga clan. Iroha is a man of medium height who possesses the Byakugan. He has long brown hair and was shown wearing the traditional Konoha vest along with his head protector as a bandana, covering his head.
Kō Hyūga is a shinobi from Konohagakure and a member of the main branch of the Hyūga clan. In the anime, Kō was Hinata’s caretaker for years, making it her duty to watch over her whenever he was not at the academy. He used to advise her not to associate with Naruto and on one occasion even mentioned the Nine-Tailed Fox. Faced with Hinata’s question as to what he was referring to, he preferred not to tell her and told her not to worry about her.
Natsu Hyūga (anime only)
Natsu Hyūga is an inhabitant of Konohagakure and a member of the Hyūga Clan. She resided in the Hyūga Mansion, where she served as a maid and mentor to Hanabi, ensuring her education and training since her childhood. When the younger Hyūga asked her older sister to play ninja, she reminded her that Hinata didn’t have time to play with her due to her training. On one occasion, when she was walking with little Hanabi through the streets of Konoha, they witnessed how Naruto was rejected and insulted by a store clerk. Natsu told the little girl that she should never get close to that boy.
Neji Hyūga was a Jōnin from Konohagakure, a member of Team Guy along with his teammates Rock Lee and Tenten. He belonged to the Hyūga Clan, one of the most powerful in Konoha for possessing one of the three famous Dōjutsu, the Byakugan. He was considered one of the strongest ninjas of his generation and was known to all as: a genius. In the Fourth Shinobi World War he was part of the Second Division.
Tokuma Hyūga is a ninja from Konohagakure who is a member of the Hyūga clan. He was part of the Reconnaissance and Infiltration Squad. Tokuma has long brown hair that reaches his shoulders, as well as two long locks on both sides of his face. He also has the usual white eyes of all members of his clan. He wears the standard uniform of a Konoha shinobi, consisting of his village forehead protector and tactical vest.
Tetsu Hyūga is a shinobi from Konohagakure who is a member of the Hyūga clan. He was a member of Team Orochimaru, teaming up with Anko Mitarashi and another shinobi. Tetsu had long light brown hair, which he tied into a ponytail. As a member of the Hyūga clan, his eyes are white.
Boruto Uzumaki is the protagonist of the manga and anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. He is an inhabitant of Konohagakure, a member of the Uzumaki Clan and a direct descendant of the Hyūga Clan on his mother’s side, the son of the Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyūga, as well as Himawari Uzumaki’s older brother. He is currently a Genin who is part of Team Konohamaru alongside Sarada Uchiha and Mitsuki.
Although he initially had a grudge against his father for not spending time with his family due to his position as Hokage, Boruto eventually reconciled with him and began to respect him, also taking on the goal of becoming like his teacher, Sasuke Uchiha, support for him. the Hokage and the village.
Himawari Uzumaki is an inhabitant of Konohagakure, a member of the Uzumaki Clan, and a direct descendant of the Hyūga Clan on her maternal side, daughter of the Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyūga, as well as the younger sister of Boruto Uzumaki.
Hyūga Clan: Symbols and Structure
The Hyūga are descendants of the Ōtsutsuki Clan, specifically Hamura Ōtsutsuki. The Hyūga Clan is currently considered to be the most powerful clan in Konohagakure, their notoriety and prowess spreading, drawing praise and envy from others. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, a ninja from Kumogakure noted that they had a difficult encounter with the Hyūga during the previous war.
The Hyūga Clan’s symbol looks like a small flame trapped inside something that resembles a fan. An official explanation of this symbol’s meaning has never been given by Kishimoto, but there is a theory that claims that the symbol most likely represents chakra being trapped. While not official, this theory fits perfectly with the clan’s inherent abilities.
The clan is separated into two parts: the Main House (sōke) and the Branch House (bunke). The first directs the entire family, while the mission of second is to protect the other, being completely subordinate. The members of the Main House make their dominance over others effective through a seal that is placed on the forehead of each member of the Branch House at an early age.
By activating this seal, any damage done to someone from the main branch causes deep pain by destroying brain cells. It also serves to ensure that the clan’s abilities are not discovered by outside ninjas, since if a member of the secondary branch is captured, even if killed, the most precious secret of the clan, the Byakugan, can be obtained.
This seal can be used, in these situations, to disable this line of succession technique, preventing it from falling into the wrong hands. This seal is only removed after death. There is also a great rivalry between the branches, marked by the contempt that one has for the other. Although a member of the secondary is the most powerful of all, he could never reach the leadership of the clan, as he serves to protect the master from him.
In the past, there have been several attempts by Kumogakure to obtain the Byakugan. This even ended with the death of the Ninja Chief of Kumogakure who tried to kidnap Hinata Hyūga and was killed by Hiashi Hyūga, further causing demands for his body, in accordance with the peace treaty that both villages had signed.
At the last moment, Hizashi Hyūga was the one who sacrificed his life for his village and clan, his Byakugan was sealed when he died and a new war was avoided, this would be known as the Hyūga Incident.
Hyūga Clan: Powers and Jutsu
Clan members are instructed in the art of the Gentle Fist, which involves using the Byakugan to view the opponent’s Chakra Circulation System and thus land precise hits to disable and impede the Flow of Chakra.
Due to instruction in this style, members of the Hyūga Clan possess excellent chakra control. This is shown in the techniques they use that require great Chakra control as well as the arrays of the Gentle Fist art, due to this the Gentle Fist is considered the strongest Taijutsu in Konoha.
It has been noted that the Hyūga Clan possesses a unique ability, as they have been shown to be able to expel Chakra from all of their Tenketsu allowing them to fully utilize Chakra in techniques such as the Eight Trigrams Return to Heaven Palm, and the Gentle Fist Art: Full Body Shot. In addition, the clan also possesses abilities outside of the Gentle Fist, being able to use the Eight Trigrams Sixty Four Palms, among many others, and which are only taught to members of the Main Branch.
Despite this, Neji Hyūga bypassed that restriction by learning the techniques on his own through basic observation of those moves, earning him be called a Genius within the clan.
This is a full list of Jutsu associated with the Hyūga Clan:
- Eight Trigrams Grid Palm (Anime only)
- Eight Trigrams Mountain Crusher (Anime only)
- Eight Trigrams One Hundred Twenty-Eight Palms (Anime only)
- Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven
- Eight Trigrams Sixteen Palms (Novel only)
- Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms
- Eight Trigrams Thirty-Two Palms (Anime only)
- Eight Trigrams Twin Lions Crumbling Attack (Movie only)
- Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm
- Eight Trigrams Vacuum Wall Palm
- Front Lotus: Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven (Movie only)
- Gentle Fist
- Gentle Fist Art One Blow Body
- Gentle Fist: Tenketsu Needle (Anime only)
- Gentle Step Spiralling Twin Lion Fists (Movie only)
- Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists
- Hyūga Main Family’s Juinjutsu
- Palm Bottom
- Protecting Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms (Anime only)
- Water Needle (Anime only)
Hyūga Clan: Eyes (Byakugan)
The Hyūga are known and feared for their Kekkei Genkai, the Byakugan. The first ability these eyes grant them is a 360º field of vision, with the exception of a small blind spot on the back of the neck above the third thoracic vertebra. The second ability is the ability to see through solid objects, as well as a degree of telescopic sight.
The distance and the degree to which the telescopic sight can be used varies from person to person and can be improved. Also, something unique about the main family is that they had inherited the powerful Chakra from their ancestor Hamura. Initially, Neji Hyūga was able to see at a distance of 50 meters but later increases this ability to 800 meters at least, while Hinata Hyūga after two years his vision extended to 10 km.
However, the Byakugan is unable to see through some barriers such as the Sound Four’s Four Black Mist Formation. The third ability is one of the biggest uses of the Byakugan, it is the ability to see the Chakra Flow as well as the Chakra Circulation System within a person in great detail.