Shinobi headbands also known as forehead protectors are surprisingly important in the world of naruto. The symbols on their headbands signifies the hidden village a ninja belongs to.
The headband that is worn by almost every ninja composed of a metal plate engraved with the symbol of the ninja s hidden village and normally a band of blue cloth although other colours have been seen.
Naruto headband meanings. For instance naruto belongs to hidden leaf village aka konoha. Naruto headband symbol meanings can be subtle like sunagakure s use of a stylized hourglass to indicate its name the village hidden in sand. The members of the alliance wear this in place of their original forehead protector.
Each one signifies loyalty to the ninja village they represent which is why when a ninja decides to defect from their village they sometimes scratch a line through the symbol they used to protect. In the english version of the manga and anime naruto hitai ate as been translated into forehead protector and headbands are called simply by most of the characters as shinobi headband. Used in which world s.
Engraved with the kanji for shinobi 忍 it symbolises that whereas once each ninja fought for their villages separately they now stand united under one banner for the same cause. The naruto headband name is hitai ate 額当て which means litteraly military headband with reinforced metal plate in japanese. Hence you can see leaf symbol on his.
A headband is actually a forehead protector composed of a metal plate and a band of cloth.