1 ⇒ ‘Hashirama’ is a Japanese word referring to the space between the two pillars. This might be a play on the word “Pillar” (hashira), as the Hokage is said to be the pillar that supports the village. His family name ‘Senju’ literally means ‘thousand hands’.

2 ⇒ His face on the Hokage Rock has a crack across the bridge of the nose. This crack is not present in flashback depictions of the Rock.

3 ⇒ Hashirama Senju’s face appears within the fireworks in the omake of Shippuden episode 129.

4 ⇒ Studio Pierrot’s Settei sheets show that Hashirama Senju was 147cm when he met Uchiha Madara.

5 ⇒ Hashirama Senju’s hobbies were bonsai and wood sculpting.

6 ⇒ Hashirama Senju’s desired opponent was Uchiha Madara.

7 ⇒ Hashirama Senju’s favourite food was mushroom mixed soup.

8 ⇒ His favourite phrases were ‘The vast lands fertile’ (Daichi Hojo) and ‘Heaven’s garments are without seams’ (Ten’i Muho). They refer to perfect beauty without any artificial elements.

9 ⇒ Despite having cast genjutsu in the series, Yin Release is not listed as one of Hashirama Senju natures in the fourth databook.

10 ⇒ Hashirama Senju was hailed as the God of Shinobi


  1. […] Hashirama Senju is the first Hokage and Konoha’s founder and is also the strongest shinobi of all time. Hashirama can access the Kekkei Genkai of wood release and has excellent ninjutsu skills. After years of training Hashirama was able to attain Senjutsu. It is speculated that he attained Senjutsu of Shikkotsu Forest. After combining his abilities of Senjutsu with wood release he became so powerful that was easily able to take on both Madara Uchiha and nine tails simultaneously. This also tells that how amazing shinobi he was in his time. […]


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