Located in the Wind Country, the Hidden Sand Village is one of the top 5 greatest Shinobi countries.
Kazekage is the leader of this village, and is also the one who trains Gaara of the Desert. The lord of the wind country is
making an attempt to scale down the country's military presence and has cut back on the Sand Village's budget.
Furthermore, he has commissioned tasks normally reserved for the county's own hidden village to the Hidden Leaf Village, raising
speculation of an attempt to dissolve the Sand Village. To re-establish the Sand Village, Kazekage teams up with the Sound
Village and plans to attack the Leaf Village, Konoha. (This attack is later foiled by the Shinobi of Konoha.) Kazekage is
later on killed by Orochimaru.