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The Land of Lightning (雷の国, Kaminari no Kuni) is located on a peninsula north-east of the Land of Fire and is one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries. Its government leader is the Lightning Daimyō. In the centre of the country are vast mountain ranges, whose many thunderstorms are said to give the country its name. From these mountain ranges, many rivers flow to the sea, creating a very crooked coastline that displays an impressive oceanic beauty. There are many hot springs located within the country.


Kumogakure Color by PredatorKakuzu


Main article: Kumogakure no Sato

Kumogakure (雲隠れの里, Kumogakure no Sato; Literally meaning "Village Hidden by Clouds") is the hidden village of the Land of Lightning. As one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Kumogakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Raikage. Thus far there has been five Raikage, the most recent being Shishou Koji. The village is located in a range of tall mountains, and is literally hidden in the clouds. The Raikage works in a large blue structure built into the tallest mountain.

Use of Lightning Release techniques and kenjutsu seem to be common of ninja from this village. The standard attire for the shinobi from this village consists of a long, grey top which gathers just at the waist to give a sash-like appearance, with a matching coloured bottom. Over this they wear white, one-strapped flak jackets and arm as well as shin-guards.

Kaminari Den

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Kaminari Den (Palace of Thunder)

Main article: Palace of Thunder

Kaminari Den (the Palace of Thunder) is located in Kaminari no Kuni above the lightning plains that lie far north of Kumogakure no Sato. This little known and secluded monastery is dedicated to the Kami Raijin, god of lightning and thunder. In particular it is his guise as Yakusa no ikazuchi no kami (eight thunder spirits) to which the monks dedicate their lives. The lives of the monks are spent seeking spiritual enlightenment and preserving the jutsu associated with Raijin.

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