Kirigakure (霧隠れの里, Kirigakure no sato; Literally meaning "Village Hidden in the Mist"), called Kiri for short, is located in the Land of Water. The official head ninja of Kirigakure is the Mizukage. It is also the place from which the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist hail. Kakashi and Orochimaru have both stated that Kiri has a strong and ruthless military that cannot be easily defeated. As of the Fourth Great Shinobi World War, the current and fifth Mizukage is Mei Terumī.
Kirigakure is composed of several cylindrical buildings, with the Mizukage's palace being the widest and the largest. Like its name, the village is surrounded by a thick mist, with several mountains in the background, making it difficult to find by foreigners. As stated by the Fourth Raikage, there has been a rumor that Kirigakure is the birthplace of the elite criminal organization Akatsuki, and their lack of diplomatic ties reinforce such suspicions. Many Kirigakure ninja also suspect that the Fourth Mizukage was being controlled by someone during his reign.
List of Mist village ninja