In the world of Naruto, five great nations have what are considered to be great shinobi villages. These nations and villages are the main players in politics and trade between the ninja nations. They are the most powerful, and, in addition, the leaders of these villages have been recognized with the title of Kage for governing thousands of soldiers in the ninja world. In this article, we are going to bring you some information about some of the villages in Naruto.
Namely, this article is going to be dedicated to the villages of Naruto and their symbols. Sure, we know that every village in the world of Naruto has its unique symbol, but only 20 of these symbols have been revealed in the series. In this article, we are going to show you these symbols, explain their meanings, as well as tell you something about the villages in question. The villages themselves are going to be listed in alphabetical order so that you do not think that we’re favoring one over the other. We hope you’ll enjoy the list and all the information we are going to provide for you in this informative article about the villages of Naruto and their symbols.
The name Amegakure literally translates to Village Hidden by Rain. This village symbol is four vertical lines placed one next to the other. Due to the name, it is quite obvious that the four lines represent falling rain, which makes absolute sense and is in line with the other meanings, as you are going to see in the upcoming sections.
Amegakure is a small, highly industrialized village that is considered to be a land cut off from the outside world. A series of small hamlets surround this village. As its name indicates, it rains almost permanently in the town. Many ninjas in this village seem to wear a kind of mask that allows them to breathe under the rainwater and carry umbrellas as their ninja weapons, which allows them to protect themselves from the eternal rain of their village.
It is located in the Land of Rain, which is located around the Land of Fire, Wind, and Earth; because of this, the town was turned into a battlefield between all these ninja nations. One of the main characteristics of the village is that it is made up of large towers, which are used by the people as cemeteries. It is said that in the highest tower of this village was its former leader named, Nagato.
The translation of Hoshigakure’s name is literally Village Hidden Among Stars. Since the Japanese word for “star” is “Hoshi,” the symbol of Hoshigakure makes absolute sense and is one of the most logical and straightforward symbols on this list since it is actually a star. Due to that fact, it doesn’t require further elaboration.
During the Hoshigakure filler saga, Hoshigakure was first introduced. As one of the not-so-popular Shinobi Villages in the Naruto universe, he is situated in the Land of Bears. Hoshigakure was created sometime after a peculiar meteorite, known as the “star” by the natives, made landfall there 200 years before. The area where the Star landed is devoid of any vegetation.
According to information collected from the locals, Konoha may not have built the settlement. Although he is simply a Kage in name, they are led by the Hoshikage. No ninjas are deserving of the title of Kage, and the other towns do not regard Hoshigakure as an equal. Although the meteorite was little, it released a type of radiation that strengthened the chakra.
The village’s ninjas were able to harness the power of the star thanks to a training technique developed by the First Hoshikage, who also helped the ninja achieve superhuman chakra levels. The Peacock Mystery Technique is the method utilized to control this power. The meteorite was subsequently fastened to the top of the claw-shaped eagle pedestal within and in the very center of the Star’s training facility when the skill was developed. This facility was created specifically for the Hoshigakure shinobi formation in the future.
Iwagakure is also one of those villages whose symbol is quite clear and does not really require additional explanations. Namely, Iwagakure actually means Village Hidden by Rocks, and since it is literally hidden by rocks, two large rocks that seem to be hiding something make a perfect symbol for this village.
In the Land of Earth, there is a ninja community called Iwagakure. As one of the Five Great Shinobi Villages, it has a Kage, also known as Tsuchikage, who is the head of the community. There have been four Kages thus far, with Kurotsuchi being the most recent. The ninjas of this hamlet are experts at using methods that draw on Earth-like elements of nature.
The Four-Tails and the Five-Tails, two-tailed animals, were also reportedly owned by this town. Iwagakure is proud of its strong fortifications because of the numerous mountains that surround it and provide its residents with a natural barrier against invading forces. The settlement, which has buildings constructed of rock and stone in the form of massive formations and towering rocks in tower constructions, is located on a series of mountains from which small, narrow waterfalls erupt. The Tsuchikage stays in the largest building, which is connected to the other buildings via bridges.
Jōmae Village is a lesser-known location and is actually not a Hidden Village, but its symbol has been revealed in the series. Namely, the village’s name literally translates to Lock Village, and since you cannot open a lock without a matching key, the symbol also makes absolute sense, although it is a more symbolic one than most.
Lock Village, also known as Jōmae Village, is situated in the Land of Keys. This hamlet has shinobi that are adept at gathering information using spy methods in order to negotiate with the major nations or the most powerful through gathering this knowledge. Hanare’s Mind Reading Eye and their leader’s desire to kill himself rather than be taken hostage seem to indicate that the ninja of this village is very skilled in obtaining information without providing any in return. The shinobi of Jōmae Village dress in blue leggings, a brown sleeveless vest, long blue gloves, and a Tantō around their waist or back. They also wear a protector on their forehead bearing the emblem of their community.
This misty village’s name, Kirigakure, actually translates to Village Hidden by Mist, which makes absolute sense if you’ve ever seen the village and the atmospheric conditions in it. As for the symbol, the four lines in the village’s symbol are obviously meant to represent mist; since the mist is really difficult to portray using simple linear symbols, this one required a bit more imagination, but the meaning is obvious.
A ninja town in the Land of Water is called Kirigakure, also called the Blood Mist Village. One of the great shinobi villages has a Kage, also known as the Mizukage, who serves as the village’s head. In the past, there have been a total of six Mizukage, with Chojuro being the most recent. This village’s shinobi are masters at using Water Release techniques.
The early history of Kirigakure is not well known. However, the first leader of the village is known to have attended the first Kage Conference, and during the reign of his successor, a dispute with Iwagakure over the Yosuga Pass event occurred. Despite this, they were praised for their strong military force and for the rumor that Akatsuki was born in their village—the latter of which led to a great deal of mistrust among the neighboring villages for the former.
Konohagakure’s symbol is probably the most famous one since even non-fans of the series know it. But, it is also a very abstract one, as it does not really represent a tree leaf; this is important because the village’s name actually translates to Village Hidden by Tree Leaves, and most symbols are actually tied to this name. This could be a swirling tree leaf of a very abstract drawing of a leaf, but it should represent that.
The Land of Fire’s secret village is called Konohagakure. The Hokage is the Kage who serves as the head of Konoha, one of the Five Great Ninja Villages. Konoha has had seven Hokage in total, with Naruto Uzumaki serving as the most recent. The Hokage Rock is perched atop a mountain that provides a northern view of the town.
Even though Konoha, like the nation it calls home, has experienced a period of relative peace since the end of the Fourth Great Shinobi World War, it has continued to be one of the most influential and powerful towns in the world despite the attacks of Orochimaru and Pain a few years ago that reduced its military might and influence. They were divided into smaller groups of mercenaries that were employed for battle prior to the development of the shinobi villages. The Uchiha clan and the Senju clan were the two most powerful ninja clans out of countless others. The Senju clan proposed a cease-fire to the Uchiha after much killing.
Much like Kirigakure’s, Kumogakure’s name – which translates to Village Hidden by Clouds – says it all. If you’ve ever seen the village, you’ll know that the name is a perfect description of this enigmatic place from the series. As for the symbol, this is definitely not the best-drawn cloud you’ll see, but it is good enough to be a proper symbol for this village.
The Hidden Village in the Land of Lightning is Kumogakure. Being among the Five Great Shinobi Villages, Kumogakure has a Kage, also known as the Raikage, who is in charge of the community. The most recent ninja to hold the role was Darui, one of five total. The ninjas of the village appear to frequently employ Kenjutsu and Lightning Release techniques.
The Fourth Raikage took great pleasure in the fact that it was the only one of the Five Great Villages that never had a fugitive in Akatsuki. Kumogakure attempted to join forces with Konoha during the First Great Shinobi World War. The Gold and Silver Brothers launched a coup during a ceremony to sign the peace treaty between the Second Raikage and the Second Hokage.
The brothers turned into the most despised outlaws in Kumogakure’s history as a result of the Hokage’s horrific injuries. The only thing that is known about them after the attempted coup is that the Second Hokage was killed by a group of Kumogakure ninjas known as the Kinkaku Army. When all Five Great Shinobi Nations had suffered significant losses in the First Shinobi War, an armistice pact was signed.
Kusagakure is the Village Hidden in the Grass, and the symbol is quite an accurate representation of the village’s name. These three “spikes” are a very accurate depiction of grass, and while basic, this symbol does its job quite well. There is absolutely no doubt that this is one of the more accurate symbols on this list.
Kusagakure, the home of the ninja Karin, Orochimaru’s personal physician and a member of the Taka organization, is located in an unidentified nation that fans have dubbed the Land of Grass. Three grass blades form the sign of her frontal protector. The nation was attacked by Iwagakure during the Third Shinobi World War, and it served as a significant front between Iwagakure and Konoha. Orochimaru established a hideout in the country more than ten years later.
It can be presumed that the two villages had formed an alliance after the battle because Genin from the village attended the Chunin tests held by Konoha. The nation is rich in forests and features vegetation such as enormous mushrooms or bamboo shoots. However, it never gained an official name and has been observed on numerous occasions. Deep ravines and several rivers also appear to be there.
Since we don’t really know the story behind Nadeshiko Village, it is difficult for us to actually interpret its symbol. Sure, we know it is a flower, but what kind of flower and what it symbolizes is unknown. Due to the fact that Nadeshiko Village is organized on the principle of matrilineality, it could be that the flower is somehow connected to that aspect.
Shizuka is the village chief of Nadeshiko Village, a female-only community on an island. Jiraiya went to a village to gather information for his upcoming book, but he was persecuted by the local residents. One of them discovered him, and they got into a fight. The future village chief challenged Jiraiya to wed her, but the fight ended in a draw. Jiraiya then promised that his student would finish the fight, and Naruto was shocked to learn that he had to end his teacher’s duel and get married.
Well, “oto” is the Japanese word for “sound,” which is why Otogakure being the Village Hidden by Sound, makes perfect sense. And if you now consider the village’s symbol, it will make perfect sense for the symbol to be a musical note, as that reflects absolutely every relevant fact we know about the village itself.
A ninja hamlet called Otogakure can be found in the Land of Rice Fields. It is Orochimaru’s private village, established specifically to gather ninjas for his research and his goal to master every jutsu. After leaving Konohagakure and joining Akatsuki, Orochimaru took advantage of the circumstances in the Land of Sounds to establish his own village in order to conduct social experiments and have a specific location to amass enough ninjas to attack Konoha. Orochimaru gathered a great number of shinobi, including members of the Fma Clan, to build this village.
Shimogakure is a very enigmatic location in Naruto, whose name is actually translated as the Village Hidden in Frost. Now, the symbol might not be an obvious one, especially since it doesn’t seem to have any connection to frost, but it could be that we’re dealing with a snowdrop or some other form of crystalized water (frost) that is depicted in such a way.
Shimogakure is the hidden village of the Land of Frost. It is a minor village that does not have a leader. It was evacuated by the Shinobi Alliance because it was chosen to be the battlefield for the Fourth Shinobi World War.
The Village Hidden by Sand, i.e., Sunagakure, is true to its name, and aside from that, it has a very interesting, straightforward symbol. It is an hourglass, albeit a small and non-stylized one, but since it is known that hourglasses use sand as a way of telling time, it makes sense that Sunagakure’s symbol is like that.
The Land of Wind contains the ninja village of Sunagakure. One of the Five Great Ninja Villages said the community is led by a Kage known as the Kazekage, who resides in a spherical building in the village’s middle. Gaara is the most recent of the five Kazekages that have existed thus far. The First Kazekage, Reto, established Sunagakure after gathering the desert-dwelling shinobi and subduing them with his immense power.
The town eventually acquired the One-Tail, and over the years, it was sealed into three distinct identities so that its talents could be researched. Due to the Third Kazekage’s ability to imitate Shukaku’s sand control, he was acknowledged as the strongest Kazekage. Chiyo, one of the strongest Jonin in the village, even referred to his weapon as the most feared weapon in Suna’s history.
The Village Hidden by a Waterfall, better known as Takigakure, might have the most abstract of all symbols, but it actually makes complete sense if you look at it from the right perspective. Namely, this abstract symbol actually does represent a waterfall, with the upper part of it being the water, while the lower part is the water splashing once it hits the ground.
The Land of Waterfalls is where Takigakure is situated. His ninjas appear to be experts in Water Release methods. The only thing that is known about the history of this town is that Kakuzu, an Akatsuki native, is descended from there. Kakuzu committed a historic atrocity against the hidden village when he stole Jiongu, the village’s Kinjutsu, in retaliation for the punishment he received for failing in his attempt to assassinate the First Hokage. He used Jiongu against the hidden village’s leaders and made it his primary technique.
Shibuki asserts that the town was regarded as great in the anime because of its excellent Jnin, which showed hamlet’s strength and won them the Seven Tails. Although two Genin teams were competing in the Chunin Exam, none advanced past the preliminary round. Another well-known resident of this village is F, the Jinchriki of Chmei.
And while the Village of Artisans is a specific place, their symbol is even more intriguing as it seems like the work of some inhabitants of the village. It is a simple composition with several geometrical shapes that make up one larger symbol. It is not known whether this composition has any precise meaning or not, but it could just be art.
The little Land of Rivers contains Takumi Village. A man named Seimei built the community roughly a century ago. Many of the weapons produced by Takumi Village’s skilled craftsmen are sold to ninja communities all around the world. The other shinobi villages dismissed the village’s requests for assistance when it faced financial difficulties.
Because of all the assistance their weapons had previously provided, some knowledgeable Takumi villagers felt bitter and believed the ninja villages did not respect them. Four accomplished craftsmen wore the Takumi sign on their ninja headbands, practiced their ninja skills more diligently than the rest, and worked to revive their founder. They intended to revive him using the Shukaku in Gaara and then use him to exact revenge on the Five Great Shinobi Nations. Their mission failed, and they went by the name of Four Men of the Holy Symbols.
Tsuchigumo Village is likewise a very mysterious village whose story is not that well-known. It is known that their symbol is a spider. The symbol itself is more than straightforward, but we don’t really know how it is connected to the name of the village. It seems that it could be somehow tied to the ruler of Tsuchigumo Village.
The Tsuchigumo Clan resides in a settlement called the Secret Village of the Tsuchigumo Clan. The Tsuchigumo clan chief, Hotaru’s uncle, is in charge of the hamlet. This community is made up of Tsuchigumo Clan members who disavowed using the clan’s forbidding technique and refused to accompany En no Gyoja to Mount Katsuragi.
The Magaki Gang, who were looking for kinjutsu, they ended up as slaves. The locals are not delighted to see Hotaru again when the Yamato team is dispatched on a mission to bring her back to the Clan Village. The village chief came over to them and seemed pleased to see Hotaru back in the community. Hotaru is taken to a room to relax as Team Yamato departs, only to be imprisoned there by Team Magaki, who are searching for the Tsuchigumo Clan Kinjutsu she is wearing on her body.
The word “tsuki” (or “getsu”, which accounts for the alternative title of this village – Getsugakure) is one of the best-known Japanese words, and it means either “Moon” or “month.” In this context, it refers to the Moon, as the literal name – Hidden Moon Village – suggests. The symbol is quite clear, as it depicts the Moon, and there is really not much to add.
The Land of Moon is home to Tsukigakure, often known as the Hidden Moon Village. It was mentioned during the Chunin Exams and is the subject of the third Naruto movie. Three ninjas from this village appear in it: Ishidate, the leader of the group who was vanquished by Naruto’s Rasengan; Kong, an obese shinobi who was vanquished by Rock Lee; and Karenbana, a kunoichi who was about 20 years old but appeared younger who used the flowers as an attack but was vanquished by Sakura.
This community is found on the moon-shaped island known as the Land of Moon. The Hidden Village of the Moon’s economy was mostly driven by tourism to its stunning cities and beaches. As a result, hamlet is quite wealthy. Shinobi are not present in the Village proper; instead, a unique Elite group of Warriors guards both the Village and the Tsuki Chief. According to a top Tsuki ninja, they were thought to have exceptional genjutsu talent.
With Uzushiogakure meaning the Village Hidden by Whirling Tides, the symbol is completely understandable. This spiral within a ring is a quite simple and direct symbol that reveals the nature of the village, as it really does represent a whirlpool or a whirling tide, which fits the lore and doesn’t really need further explanations.
The inhabitants of Uzushiogakure, also known as the Village of Longevity and an ancient town in the Land of Whirlpools, were renowned for their prodigious longevity. This hamlet and Konoha shared a close bond to the extent that Konoha incorporated the village’s emblem as a mark of friendship on the Leaf Chnin and Jnin (The Red Spirals) official uniforms.
The Uzumaki Clan, which had a strong fuinjutsu known as “The Seal of Four Symbols,” was so well-known for its mastery of stamps that it was destroyed during the ninja war to avoid complications. This village no longer exists as a result of other villages destroying it out of fear for their power and control over their clans.
Snowdrops can be depicted in various ways, but the four dots used to represent Yukigakure, the Village Hidden Among Snow, are a great way to show us how a symbol can be both creative and straightforward at the same time. The symbol doesn’t really need any further explanation, as it is a great design that tells you everything you need to know.
The Land of Snow is home to Yukigakue, also known as the Hidden Snow Village, which only appears in the first Naruto film. Four tiny dots representing its ninja clans can be seen in the first Naruto film. These ninjas appear to be experts at working with ice that has already formed. In the movie, the ninjas of this hamlet used “chakra armor” that amplified their personal skills while shielding them from the majority of Ninjutsu and Genjutsu attacks. The country was renamed the Land of Spring after the movie’s conclusion when the snow melts. What happened to the village next is unknown.
The Yugakure symbol consists of three diagonal lines positioned one next to the other. Since the literal meaning of the village translates to Village Hidden in Hot Water, the lines probably represent water, as they are somewhat similar to the three-lined kanji for water. Still, the symbolism is not perfectly clear as in some other cases.
Hidan, a member of the Akatsuki, is from the town of Yugakure. It is situated in hot water Land. Yugakure was once a ninja hamlet, but it decided it no longer wanted to be a secret village and changed into a tranquil and successful community. Hidan, however, demonstrated as he grew up that he would adhere to the Jashin religion’s violent trend. When the community disagreed, Hidan massacred his neighbors before fleeing the country.
It is mentioned when Yukimaru and Kabuto Yakushi are traveling and taking a break. In the spring, Ykimaru runs across Naruto Uzumaki, and they have a conversation about how hearts can communicate. There isn’t much of the village visible, but it appears to be small and unprotected by walls, in contrast to the majority of Hidden Villages, which do have walls in case they are invaded. This might result from never being regarded as a Secret Village. Because it was chosen as the site of the Fourth Shinobi World War, the Shinobi Alliance soldiers evacuated it.
As Yumekagure’s name is translated as the Village Hidden Among Dreams, it makes sense that a traditional artistic interpretation of sleep (ZZZ) would be the village’s symbol. If you ask us, this is quite a logical choice, and it makes complete sense once you realize that it perfectly fits the village’s original name and description.
Yumegakure is a small village where the events of the PSP game Naruto Shippūden Kizuna Drive take place. Yumegakure is located deep in a forest, a short distance from the Country of Fire. It is known that a river crossed the town. Yumegakure was established by the Amagiri Clan, becoming the hidden village of a small country. Sometime later, the ninjas of the Tenro Clan arrived at the village, along with the sealed Three-Headed.
With the passage of time, the Tenro clan began to gain power in the village, relegating the Amagiri clan to the background. With the Three Heads, Yumegakure gained power that made her superior even against the Five Great Ninja Nations. After a while, Yumegakure formed an alliance with Konoha.