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Hyūga Clan
Hyūga Symbol
Kanji

日向一族

Rōmaji

Hyūga Ichizoku

Clan Data
Affilitation

Konohagakure Symbol Konohagakure

Kekkei Genkai

Byakugan Symbol Byakugan

Known Members
Jutsu
Debut
Manga Debut

Chapter 2

Anime Debut

Episode 9

The Hyūga Clan (日向一族, Hyūga Ichizoku) is one of the four clans of Konohagakure. All members born into this clan possess the Byakugan, a kekkei genkai that gives them extended fields of vision and the ability to see through solid objects and even the chakra circulatory system, amongst other things.

Background

According to Naruto, the Hyūga clan are the most powerful clan in Konohagakure. Their notoriety and prowess stretches far and wide, leading others to both praise and covet their abilities.

Hyuga

The entire clan.

The clan is separated into two parts, the Main House (宗家, Sōke) and the Branch House (分家, Bunke), a system that protects the secrets of the Byakugan from outsiders. The Main House runs the family while the Branch House protects it. The members of the Branch House are branded with a cursed seal upon the third birthday of the heir to the Main House. This seal gives the Main House members absolute control over the branch members, because they can destroy the branch members' brain cells with a simple hand seal, or cause them great pain to punish them. This seal also makes sure the secret of the Hyūga's Byakugan is safe, because it seals the Byakugan after the wearer of the seal dies. Because they are essentially servants, simply because of their birth order or heritage, some Branch House members are hostile to those of the Main House.

In the past, there have been several attempts on the part of Kumogakure to acquire the dōjutsu of this clan. This even culminated in the death of Hiashi's corpse who killed him according to the stipulations in the peace treaty that the two villages had signed. Ultimately, Hizashi was the one who sacrificed his life for the village and clan, sealing away his Byakugan as he died and avoiding war. This event would become known as the Hyūga Affair.

Abilities

Stub

Neji's Byakugan.

The Hyūga are renowned for possessing the Byakugan (白眼, Literary meaning: White Eye), a kekkei genkai known its great visual prowess that it grants its wielder. The main ability of the Byakugan is that it gives the user a near 360º field. The second ability is being able to see through solid objects, and can use a degree of telescopic sight. The third and one of the greatest uses of the Byakugan is the ability to see chakra, its flow, as well as the chakra circulation system inside the body with great detail.

Gentle Fist stances

Common Gentle Fist stances.

With the Byakugan, Hyūga clan members are taught the Gentle Fist fighting style, which uses the Byakugan to view the opponent's Chakra Pathway System and deal precise blows to block the opponents chakra.

Gentle Fist

The Gentle Fist Art.

The clan's techniques besides the basic Gentle Fist fighting style, like the Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms etc., are only taught to members of the Main House. Neji Hyūga, however, has gone pass this rule by learning them on his own through basic observation, furthering his reputation as a "genius" within the clan.[1]

Trivia

References

  1. Naruto Chapter 101, page 8

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