|Family Head||Kūkaku Shiba|
|Affiliation||Soul Society, Yoruichi Shihōin|
The Shiba Clan (志波家, Shiba-ke; lit. "Shiba family") was the fifth noble house of what would become the Four Great Noble families of Soul Society.
The family was apparently the 5th noble family, having prestige along the lines of the Kuchiki and Shihōin family. For an unknown reason, the Shiba family fell from their high status position after the death of its most prominent member, the former lieutenant of the 13th Division, Kaien Shiba. The family specializes in fireworks.
The family's symbol is known as the "Collapsing Whirlpool of the Crashing Heaven" (墜天の崩れ渦潮, Tsuiten no Kuzure Uzushio), which members have on their clothing, as Ganju Shiba has them embellished on his pants.
(† = confirmed death)
|Kūkaku Shiba||Head of the Shiba Clan||Sister of Kaien & Ganju||Alive|
|Ganju Shiba||Former Nobleman||Brother of Kaien & Kūkaku||Alive|
|Kaien Shiba||Former Head of the Shiba Clan||Older Brother of Kūkaku & Ganju||Deceased †|
|Miyako Shiba||Former Lady of the Shiba Clan||Wife of Kaien||Deceased †|
|Isshin Shiba||Former Head of a Branch of the Shiba Clan||Unknown||Alive|
|Shiba Clan Retainers|
|Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko||Gatekeepers of the Shiba Clan & Kūkaku Shiba's Assistants||Alive|
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 115, page 12