Kirigakure is the hidden mist village of the land of water. As the village is part of one of the five great shinobi countries, Kiri has a Kage who they refer to as their Mizukage.
Just like its name, it is covered with thick mist and surrounded by mountains which makes it difficult to find by foreigners. Kiri ninja use water release techniques. They also have a subdivision like Anu known as Hunter-nin.
|Name||The village is hidden by the mist, Kirigakure|
|Country||Land of water|
Byakuren was the founder of Kirigakure and after the formation of Kiri, he worked hard to establish the village as a part of one of the Five Great Shinobi countries. Its interaction with the outside world was quite limited.
Kiri was founded after the long periods of war by the first Mizukage. After the formation of their village, Hashirama Senju (when he was the Hokage) sold the Tailed Beasts to Kiri as a sign of friendship and to ensure a balance of power amongst their new villages.
Kirigakure's society was split into a caste system since the village's founding. On the top were the people whose family lineage stemmed from Kirigakure. The second in line was the families who supported Kirigakure on the battlefields. The lowest were the people whose families were defeated on the battlefields. The lowest caste was not given a lot of importance and was sent on a dangerous mission to keep them busy and prevent them from revolting.
Over time Kirigakure was known as the ‘Village of the Bloody Mist’ due to the Kirigakure Academy. For the students to graduate (only for the lower caste), the students were supposed to fight each other to their deaths and only the last one standing could advance to the ranks of the Ninjas.
Madara Uchiha saw this and started manipulating the events that took place in Kiri. During the Third Great Shinobi War, he planned on gaining Obito’s allegiance by making everyone see that Kiri had kidnapped Rin and sealed the Three-tailed beast inside her. When Kakashi rescued Rin, Kiri sent their men after them but it was a façade as in reality, they wanted Rin to lose control and release the Three tails to destroy Konoha. Rin was aware of this and told Kakashi to attack her to prevent this. Obito witnessed Kakashi killing Rin and was filled with sadness and hatred which led to him joining Madara. After Madara’s death, Obito took on his identity.
The three-tailed beast was then sealed into Yagura, who then became the fourth Mizikage. Obito took control over him with genjutsu and during his reign, Kiri was a time of darkness, with corruption plaguing those in charge and the pursuit of power becoming everyone’s intention.
The ways of Kiri’s academy graduation were discontinued after Zabuza (who was not a student at the time) killed off an entire graduating class. Eventually, it was revealed that the Fourth Mizikage was being manipulated by someone but Kiri wasn’t sure by whom.
Under the Fifth Mizukage, Kiri tried to move past the memories of the bloody mist by reforming internal conflicts and showing that they have become an open-minded village. Years after the Fourth Great Shinobi War, during the Sixth Mizukage’s era with the help of the fifth, Kiri had become a modern and thriving village. Despite the village now having a brighter future, the villagers still did not forget what the Fourth had done to them.
The Mizukage position was created after the formation of Kiri by the village's founder. The Mizukage of Kirigakure are:
Byakuren was the First Mizukage and he was the one who founded Kirigakure in the land of water. He put all his efforts into making Kiri a part of the five great shinobi countries.
Gengetsu Hōzuki was a member of the Hōzuki clan, and the Second Mizukage of Kirigakure. He got killed when he was fighting the second Tsuchikage, during their final confrontation.
Sandaime Mizukage was the third Mizukage of Kirigakure. He took care of the First Mizukage during the summit. Even though he did not become the second but he eventually became the third Mizukage.
Yagura Karatachi was the jinchūriki of the Three-Tails and was the Fourth Mizukage of Kirigakure. Yagura is chiefly remembered for a bloody reign that contributed to Kirigakure becoming known as the "Bloody Mist.
Mei Terumī is the Fifth Mizukage of Kirigakure. After the dreadful reign of Yagura Karatachi ended, she became Mizukage and worked tirelessly to reform internal policies and recreate diplomatic relations with other villages.
Chōjūrō is one of the last generations of Kirigakure's Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. He serves as the retainer of the Fifth Mizukage, before later became the Sixth Mizukage himself.
Hoshigaki Clan: Its members appear to have shark-like features such as sharp, pointed teeth and facial features that resemble gills.
Hōzuki Clan: Members of this clan possess the ability to turn their bodies into a liquid state using their hydrafication techniques.
Karatachi Family: this clan was known to have produced renowned shinobi.
Funato Clan: it consists of pirates who were known for their plundering, abductions, and strength on open water.
Yuki Clan: the members of this clan possessed a kekkai Genkai known as ice release.
A. This village has produced many powerful shinobi who have a keen eye for swords
A. During the bloody mist ear, those shinobi who wish to graduate have to kill their peers to do so. Due to this some of the shinobis would chisel their teeth.
A. The seven swords have been passed down from generation to generation. Thus, there should be seven people to wield the swords, thus the name!