Hashirama Senju (千手柱間, Senju Hashirama), the First Hokage (初代火影, Shodai Hokage; Literally meaning "First or Founding Fire Shadow"), was the founder of Konoha, the older brother of Tobirama Senju (the Second Hokage), the grandfather of Tsunade (the Fifth Hokage) and Nawaki, and the husband of Mito Uzumaki of the Uzumaki clan.


[hide]*1 Background

  • 2 Appearance
  • 3 Personality
  • 4 Abilities
    • 4.1 Wood Release
  • 5 Part I
    • 5.1 Invasion of Konoha arc
  • 6 Trivia
  • 8 References

[edit] BackgroundEdit

Hashirama's statue at the Valley of the End.Hashirama was originally the leader of the Senju clan. Under his leadership the Senju clan came to be regarded as one of the two most powerful clans in the world, rivaling the renowned battle-oriented Uchiha clan. Because of this, when someone hired the Senju clan, the opposing side would hire the Uchiha clan and vice-versa, causing frequent battles between the two. Eventually growing tired of the constant fighting, Hashirama and his clan approached the Uchiha and offered a truce with them. Allied with Madara and his clan, the two groups founded Konohagakure.

Hashirama Senju as the First Hokage.

When deciding who should become the leader of Konoha, the villagers selected Hashirama over Madara for the title of First Hokage. Fearing that Hashirama would oppress the Uchiha, Madara left the village, and challenged Hashirama's rule. After an intense battle that included the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, Hashirama's wife Mito became the first Nine-Tails jinchūriki by sealing it within herself.[2] In the aftermath of their battle, Madara was believed to have been killed, and the Valley of the End was created. To commemorate the battle, two statues, of Madara and Hashirama, were carved into the earth surrounding the valley.

During his time as Hokage, Hashirama came into possession of a scroll filled with kinjutsu, which he sealed away in order to keep the jutsu within a secret. He also defeated Kakuzu, who had been sent to assassinate him by Takigakure. At some point, Hashirama gained control of several tailed beasts. He spread these beasts to other, newly-formed villages in an attempt to maintain peace and equalize the powers between the nations, but it did not stop the outbreak of the First Great Shinobi World War. Thinking about the future of Konoha, he and his younger brother, Tobirama Senju, trained the young Hiruzen Sarutobi. Hashirama would eventually die during the war, but not before passing on the title of Hokage to Tobirama.

Sometime after Hashirama's death, Orochimaru experimented with Hashirama's DNA. Desiring Hashirama's unique abilities, Orochimaru exhumed the Hokage's body and infused sixty child test subjects with his DNA, hoping that one would prove able to use Wood Release. Only Yamato survived the process. Danzō Shimura's right arm has also been infused with Hashirama's DNA through a similar experiment with Orochimaru, in the hopes of controlling the powers of the Nine-Tails, as well as to increase his physical energy to maintain the ten Sharingan embedded on his right arm.

[edit] AppearanceEdit

Hashirama is shown with dark tan skin, brown eyes, and long, shoulder-length black hair. In most cases, he is wearing a similar style to his brother and Madara Uchiha; dark red, metal plating armor similar to what samurai wear, as well as some type of headband on his forehead, whether that is Konoha's forehead protector, or simply a red headband. On each side of the collars of the armor is the Senju clan symbol.

[edit] PersonalityEdit

Hashirama was shown to be a very calm and collected person, as well as kind and caring, with a deep sense of loyalty. He saw the people of Konoha as a part of his own family, and his legacy took a firm root in the village. He was also shown to be a very wise and insightful man, as he passed on great teachings to Hiruzen. It was he who first believed that all Leaf ninja should show a true loyalty to each other, and that a Kage must be willing to put his life on the line for his village to set an example for all others. This belief of his is known as the Will of Fire.


[edit] Part IEdit

[edit] Invasion of Konoha arcEdit

Hiruzen removing Hashirama's soul.Both he and Tobirama were revived from the dead by Orochimaru using Impure World Resurrection to fight Hiruzen during the invasion. While fully aware of what was going on, and saddened that he would have to fight his former student, Hashirama and his brother were robbed of their free will as a result of a seal employed by Orochimaru into the backs of their heads. Hiruzen quickly resolved to kill his masters and used a very powerful fire technique that was easily countered by one of Tobirama's walls of water that was then turned into an attack that was stopped by Hiruzen's own earth wall.

During the battle, he demonstrated great teamwork and combination attacks with his brother. He also demonstrated his great Wood Release abilities, forcing Hiruzen to summon Enma for assistance, and at the same time showed great taijutsu skills. His soul along with his brother's were eventually sealed by Hiruzen when he combined the Dead Demon Consuming Seal and the Shadow Clone Technique to strike both of them at the same time. Before his soul was completely removed, he and his brother apologized to their former student for the trouble they had caused.[3]

[edit] TriviaEdit

  • His face on The Hokage Monument has a crack across the bridge of the nose like Iruka Umino.
  • The necklace, worn by Tsunade and later worn by Naruto, originally belonged to Hashirama.
  • In the English dub version of the anime, his Wood Release was called "Secret Earth Jutsu" rather than "Wood Style."
  • Hashirama, along with Tobirama, Minato, and the Konoha symbol, had his face appear in the ending omake of Shippūden episode 129 within the fireworks.
  • Hashirama is one of only four people said to be able to truly control a tailed beast, the others being Madara Uchiha, Yagura, and Killer Bee.[4]
  • According to the third Naruto databook:
    • His hobbies were bonsai and sculpture.
    • His favorite opponent was Madara Uchiha.
    • His favorite food was mushroom mixed soup.
    • His favorite quote was "Landscapes luxuriant, perfect beauty with no artifice" (「大地豊饒、天衣無縫」, "Daichi hōjō, ten'i muhō").

[edit] QuotesEdit

  • "The fellow countrymen of the leaf make up each part of my body ... those of the village believe in me, and I believe in them. That's what it means to be Hokage"
  • "Whenever you live, there will always be an Uchiha to kill."
  • "Those who stray from the path of justice have no courage, but under the wing of a strong leader, cowardice cannot survive."

[edit] ReferencesEdit

  1. ↑ Third Databook, pages 160-161
  2. Naruto chapter 500, page 06
  3. Naruto chapter 123, pages 11-12
  4. Naruto chapter 458, page 03

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