Iwagakure (Hidden Stone Village in the English Dub, Literally meaning: Village Hidden in the Stones) is the hidden village of the Land of Earth. As the village of one of the Five Great Shinobi Nations, the Hidden Stone has a Kage as its leader known as the Tsuchikage, of which there have been three in its history. The rocky mountain ranges that surround the village provide a natural stronghold that it is very proud of. The village's infrastructure is built from much of the surrounding rock and stone, shaped into tower-like structures that are inter-connected by a network of bridges. The Tsuchikage's residence seems to be the tallest structure with a cone-shaped roof and bears the kanji for "Earth" on it.
The standard attire for Stone shinobi consists of red outfit - which can either have one, or both sleeves - a lapel which is usually found on the side without a sleeve and a brown flak jacket - which also may, or may not have a pouch attached to it. They also tend to wear mesh armour around their ankles. Many Hidden Stone ninja use Earth Release techniques. The Hidden Stone is well-known for the rock-hard attitude of its shinobi; as soon as the Tsuchikage gives an order, the Iwa-nin follow it without hesitation, even if it means death.
Following The Prologue Arc, several characters from the Bleach, Fairy Tail, and Fullmetal Alchemist worlds now live in the village. The following figures are: