Hikagakure (Hidden Shade Village), is a newly-found village, and is located in the Jōki Country. The village has no Kage, but instead has a village leader, a Jōnin by the name of Yaso Pon'Biki. This is also the man who founded the village, formerly originating from Kirigakure. The village started as an outpost of said village, but after numerous acts of rebellion (in most cases murder), the village finally got freed from the tyrannous Kirigakure, and has since be declared independent.