The Land of Water (also known as "Mizu no Kuni") is oriented towards the elements of water. Its government leader is is the Feudal Lord of the Land of Water. It is composed of many islands, with each having its own unique traditions. The country's weather is typically cold and full of mist and lakes. In some places, like the area where Haku grew up, it is very cold and snow quite a bit. Little is known about it and it apparently leaves itself out of most political affairs, which is understandable considering that it is composed of vast islands relatively remote from the continent cotaining the other four major countries. What is known, however, is that the country used to be ravaged by many civil wars, during which clans with Kekkei Genkai were used extensively, causing many to view them as harrbingers of war and death, leading to purges and genocide to the point of parents killing their own children.