Yamakaka Clan is a clan from the Hidden Leaf Village which specializes in Mind Techniques. They are also popular for their flower shop, where they sell various flowers and gardening accessories.
They are also famous for being part of the Ino-Shika-Cho trio, where the Ino is usually from the Yamanaka Clan. They have amazing synergy with each other and the three clans are highly respected.
The Yamanaka Clan is one of the Noble Clans of Konoha and is in charge of the Barrier Team of the village. The current leader of the Barrier Team is Ino Yamanaka.
|Village||Village Hidden in the Leaves|
|Known Members||Sai Yamanaka, Fū Yamanaka, Ino Yamanaka, Ino's Mother, Inoichi Yamanaka, Inojin Yamanaka, Kohan Yamanaka, Santa Yamanaka|
|Known Jutsus||Formation Ino–Shika–Cho, Human Bullet Yo-Yo, Mind Body Disturbance Technique, Mind Body Switch Technique, Mind Body Transmission Technique, Mind Clone Switch Technique, Mind Disturbance Dance Performance Technique, Mind Puppet Switch Cursed Seal Technique, Sensing Transmission|
Not much is known about the Yamanaka Clan’s founding or history, but one thing has been consistent with every generation – an Ino-Shika-Cho combo. The Ino of the Ino-Shika-Cho is from the Yamanaka Clan.
The Yamanaka Clan is famous for their incredibly strong Sensory Skills as they can not only sense Chakra, but also sense disturbances in Chakra. Inojin Yamanaka is seen to be able to sense malice in Chakra as well.
Along with their incredible Sensory Skills, they also have strong Mind Techniques that allowed them to do many things. This included taking over someone’s body, reading their mind, and communicating with them telepathically. The Yamanaka Clan helped greatly in the war, connecting each and every Shinobi with a large network of them.
In the current generation, the Yamanaka Clan is in charge of the Hidden Leaf’s Chakra Barrier. It senses and verifies the Chakra of everyone who passes through the village. With this, Naruto can keep the village open during times of peace without restricting passage.
The Mind Transfer Technique requires a large amount of determination and willpower to activate. Because of this, the willpower of the Yamanaka Clan members is higher than average. Inoichi Yamanaka connects to every shinobi on the battlefield with his Mind Jutsu and performs his duty until his last breath.
All clans have leaders who think about the Clan’s future and work towards it. The Yamanaka clan is no exception. Here are some of the leaders of the Yamanaka Clan:
Inoichi Yamanaka was the head of the Hidden Leaf’s Analysis team. He contributed greatly in war and had incredible sensory Jutsu. His Mind Transfer techniques were so advanced that he could control enemies like puppets.
Daughter of Inoichi Yamanaka and she is the current head of the Hidden Leaf’s sensory team. She is an incredibly strong Kunoichi who also contributed in the war. After her father’s death, she still honours him by being the best sensory Ninja that she can. There are also a few members of the clan who, despite not being a leader, contributed to the village or the clan despite not being in a position of power.
A member of the Root section of the Anbu and he was killed on duty while protecting Danzo from Tobi Uzumaki.
The Yamanaka possessed many abilities and Jutsu that belonged to them. The Yamanaka Clan possesses a Jutsu that belongs only to them, called the Mind Technique. This is a Hiden Technique that is taught only to the Yamanaka clan members. These are some versions of the Jutsu:
There are also some combo techniques belonging to the Ino-Shika-Cho team, namely:
A. The Yamanaka Clan is famous for their incredibly strong Sensory Skills. They can not only sense Chakra, but also sense disturbances in Chakra. Inojin Yamanaka is seen to be able to sense malice in Chakra as well. They are also famous for their Mind Transfer Techniques, which helps in infiltration and interrogation.
A. The Yamanaka Clan does not have a Kekkei Genkai. What they have is a Hiden Technique, which allows them to do mind-related techniques. Hiden techniques, as opposed to Kekkei Genkai, can be learnt by people outside the clan, but isn’t taught to others because it is a clan secret.
A. As of now, the new leader of the Yamanaka Clan is not mentioned in the anime. However, seeing how respected Ino Yamanaka is by everyone in the Clan, it would be safe to assume that she is the current leader of the Clan.