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The Tsuchikage (土影; Literally meaning "Earth Shadow") is the Kage of Iwagakure and thus recognized as the most powerful shinobi in the entire village. The Tsuchikage are known for holding true authority, having their shinobi obey every command without hesitation. The Tsuchikage are notorious for their use of the Dust Release Kekkei Tōta. There have been eleven Tsuchikages so far in the history of the village. After the assassination of the Yonadaime Hideisamu, Iwa lived under foreign rule of Akatsuki until winning back their independence. With jointed effort from the resistance forming in the village and the returning Shodai, they pushed out the foreign rulers, allowing Miyuu to take back the mantle of Tsuchikage.
Most of the buildings in this village are comprised of stone with the Tsuchikage residing in the tallest one which has a cone-shaped roof. The building also bears the kanji for Tsuchi (土; Literally meaning "Earth").
List of Tsuchikage
- Main article: Sharuto
- Main article: Hideisamu
- Main article: Bocchiere
- Main article: Tessuhai Tsuyo
- Main article: Uzumaki Yujo
- Main article: Toshiro (Yomohiro)
- Main article: Uchiha Zexyō
- Main article: Mushizō
- Main article: Kenji
Sakkaku Kenji took over as acting Tsuchikage when Miyuu disappeared, after seeing his village fall and decay with no one running it. He was never one to jump at the chance of being Kage as he believes he doesn't make a good ruler. Politics bother him and after all he's experienced during his life in Iwagakure, he was sure the village would eventually crumble to ruin. It was only till he met Terra that sparked hope, that they could now work toward bringing the village back to the glory it once had.