The Yamanaka Clan (山中一族) is a family of ninja originating from Konohagakure. They own and run a flower shop in the village and specialise in mind related techniques.Their most obvious physical traits are that most of its members, whether male or female, have long blond, bronze or reddish like hair tied up in a ponytail and green eyes.
The Yamanaka clan has a special relationship with the Akimichi and Nara clans. For generations, members of these three families have formed an "Ino-Shika-Cho Trio", named after the first part of the names of the members. The Yamanaka members are the "Ino" in the trio. To strengthen the unity between the three clans, a member of the Sarutobi clan will give them special earrings to present to each generation head when they are promoted to chūnin after which they will swear their oaths. The earrings also symbolise that they are considered adults by their respective clans.
The members of this clan specialise in mind-centred techniques which makes them experts at intelligence gathering and espionage. They have also displayed sensory abilities and their techniques include transferring consciousness, reading minds and communicating telepathically. Their skills in gathering information were so highely praised by the Shinobi world that the leader of the clan, Inoichi Yamanaka, was placed in charge of the Intelligence Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces during the Fourth Shinobi World War and that Fuu Yamanaka was deemed by Danzou as one of Root's most talented and trusted fighters. Yamanaka's are naturally born with good chakra control, which is needed to execute their clan's special techniques. As a result a lot of Yamanaka's become sensor or medical ninja's, which require good chakra control.
- To make a Yamanaka bio you need to have at least made 1000 posts.
- Even though all Yamanaka's have good chakra control, only Inoichi, Fuu and Santa Yamanaka have been confirmed to be sensors, so only they will be allowed to have sensing abilities.
- For an Inoichi, Fuu or Santa bio you need to have at least made 2000 posts and have been member for 3 months.
- All Yamanaka bio's have to originate from Konohagakure.
Examples of Yamanaka Jutsu's: