Senju Clan was one of the founding members at the establishment of Konohagakure. The clan was remembered for their great influence in the philosophy and politics of Konoha. Senju were also known for their strong rivalry with the Uchiha Clan.
Senju Clan’s History
The Senju Clan are the olden progeny of Asura Ōtsutsuki, younger son of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. They also share their bloodline with the Uchiha Clan who are the descendants of the elder son of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, Indra. The Senjus had persistent enmity with the Uchihas because of their ancestors. Asura Ōtsutsuki and his elder brother Indra Ōtsutsuki conflicted on account of different mindsets on maintaining peace in the world. Since Hagoromo chose Asura to follow his Sage’s path, Indra dissolved into acrimony and thus started the historic rivalry between the Senju Clan and the Uchiha Clan. This feud continued for generations to generations and without any member of both the clans knowing the real reason behind the enmity.
After a few decades, the head of the Senju Clan Hashirama Senju got tired of this unreasonable hatred and wanted to end wars so as to save the future generation from losing lives with this. Therefore he offered the hand of friendship to the head of the Uchiha Clan, Madara Uchiha whom he met as a friend without knowing his family identity. But Madara didn’t agree at first glance, so he wanted to have a final battle to win the hegemony over the Senju.
Hashirama agreed and defeated Madara, but instead of killing him he proposed to sacrifice himself to end the conflict. Madara was moved by Hashirama’s gesture and accepted the proposal of ending the conflict and establishing peace. They joined hands together and founded a hidden village named Konohagakure in the borders of the Land of Fire with the motto of establishing peace among the clans. With the passing time, many more clans allied with Senjus and resided in Konohagakure.
Hashirama acquired the position of first Hokage as selected by the villagers. This made Madara insecure of losing his clan’s reputation and the start of Senju Clan’s dominance. But Hashirama wanted all clans to have the same status in the village. He treated everyone equally and rendered official positions to the deserved candidates irrespective of their clan identity.
The Senju Clan also served as the distant relatives with the Uzumaki Clan. Unlike with Uchiha, they always had friendly relations with Uzumaki. Senju and Uzumaki used to help each other from time to time and made their relations strong by tying knots of marriage between their children.
Over the years, the number of Senju families decreased but their name and reputation is still marked in the village. The teachings and philosophy of the Will of Fire by the Senju clan is still inhabited by the villagers. Will of Fire is the teaching of Asura Ōtsutsuki that descended and spread by the Senju clan, which says that ” love is the key to peace”.
Senju Clan Members
- Hashirama Senju(First Hokage)
- Tobirama Senju(Second Hokage)
- Itama Senju
- Kawarama Senju
- Tōka Senju
- Asashi Senju
- Sannoto Senju
- Mikoto SenjuFushinoma Senju
Senju Clan Abilities
As the name of the clan says, Senju means “a thousand skills”, therefore Senju Clan has mastered all kinds of jutsu starting from Ninjutsu, Taijutsu to Genjutsu. They had a variety of skills and techniques to perform in battles. Being the direct descendant of the Ōtsutsuki clan, the Senju Clan inherited the exceptional chakra reserves which made the Senjus to last longer in the battle than any other average shinobi. This gave them the immunity to fight for longer hours in the battlefield without getting tired or losing energy.
Wood Release Secret Technique
Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees or Deep Forest Creation is a nature transformation technique of Hashirama Senju. With this technique, Hashirama builds a wide dense forest using his chakra. These forest trees grow with immense force that can pierce any impediment that it brushes with. These sprout so fast that it can capture the target within seconds making the target powerless to escape.
Pain Substitution Technique
Pain Substitution Technique is a special medical jutsu of the Senju Clan. This technique helps the user to replace his physical pain with sensory signals. This ninjutsu allows the user to manipulate its physical energy and restrain the brain to perceive any feeling of pain from injuries. This increases the efficiency of the user by blocking the brain from feeling any pain and focusing on the battle.
Original called as Beserk Chart is an upgraded form of kekkei genkai that is created by combining both Earth and Lightning nature transformation. With this technique, user create iron weapons like armory or missiles by converting their own chakra into metal. These Iron releases can be formed from anywhere in the surrounding including the user’s own body. Mikoto Senju is the original architect of this technique who had the ability to create Iron from any form.
Shōraku is an artificial avatar of Senju members. It has four faces with twelve armed hulking figures which is produced by amplification of the user’s chakra force. These humanoids help them to fight in the battlefield. Every member of the Senju clan has differently designed Shōraku with distinctive features.