|Guide to the Earth Country |
|Country Information |
|Country Background: |
The Earth country is one of the unrevealed lands in Naruto. A one shot picture of Deidara potentially revealed a village in the background; it was marked by earthen cliff dwellings. The Earth Country is one of the larger ninja countries in the Naruto world, sharing borders with Waterfall, Grass, Rain and several unnamed countries. Because of Hidden Rock-s warlike tendencies against the Fire Country, their invasion path leads them through smaller countries like Grass.
|Village Background: |
Hidden Rock is one of the more powerful ninja villages in the world, allowing its leader to be called a "Kage." As such it is one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries. Approximately 13 years before the start of the series, the village was at war with Leaf. Their invasion path took them through the Grass Country. The efforts of the man who became Fourth Hokage and his team consisting of Hatake Kakashi, Uchiha Obito and Rin helped turned back their assault.
| Country Leader: |
The current leader of the Earth Country is unknown, presumably it is a daimyo.
| Village Leader: |
The current leader of Hidden Rock is Tsuchikage. Nothing is known about this individual at this point in time.
|The Sites |
| Village View: |
This image of Deidara in front of earthen structures was the "splash" image for chapter 263. Fitting with the earth theme, this may be either Hidden Rock itself, or another country village.
|Earth People and Items of Note |
A missing-nin from Hidden Rock, Deidara joined Akatsuki. Deidara uses clay to fashion explosive works of art. Mysterious mouths are on the palm of each hand, it is unknown if this is a Hidden Rock bloodline or a hidden technique of Deidara-s.
|Kamizuru Clan: |
Years previously the Kamizuru Clan was a prominent clan in Hidden Rock. They took the forefront leading an attack against Konoha. They were met by the Aburame clan and stopped before they could enter Konoha. Thousands died in the battle, and the clan fell on hard times. Years later clan members Jibachi, Kurobachi and Suzumebachi would travel to the Bikouchuu birthing grounds to locate the legendary tracking bug in the hope it would help restore their name.