Clow Country's main city

Clow Country is a fictional country in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. It is composed of a large desert, which contains the Ruins of Clow and the City of Clow, which contains the palace for Clow Country's sovereignty.

Both Syaoran and Sakura reside in this city - Syaoran in the home of his deceased adoptive father Fujitaka, and Sakura within the palace with Touya, the current King of Clow Country.

Ruins of Clow


The right side of Clow Country's ruins

The Ruins of Clow is used to describe the wing-shaped temple Syaoran and his team of archaeologists are excavating. The ruins stand where the Tokyo Government office building once stood, and are directly connected to Princess Sakura, since a feather she left behind in the world's past incarnation, Tokyo, resides there. Fei Wong Reed notes that the feather beneath Ruins and the Princess' powers combined are capable of bringing back those who have died.

The Ruins were a temple for cleansing the candidate for Clow Country's priesthood - Sakura was the candidate for successor of the current priest.

Post-Rewind Clow Country

After Syaoran rewinds his time, Clow Country is altered. Nadeshiko seemingly no longer exists, Fujitaka becomes an archaeologist and the Ruins of Clow become engulfed by frequent sandstorms (to hide the secret of the Ruins). Clow also takes over the role of King of Clow Country.

"Stagnant Time"

The Stagnant Time, otherwise known as Cut-Off Time or Frozen Time is a pocket-dimension version of Clow Country, formed after Syaoran's wish to revert time. It is a recurring day, one of the days before Sakura's seventh birthday, and during the seven-day ritual in the Ruins. Because during the seven day ritual time is stopped within the Ruins, the Ruins do not suffer the same rewind as the rest of Clow Country.

Fei Wong remarks that people living in the Stagnant Time will die if events do not repeat themselves exactly, thus Syaoran, Fay and Kurogane unwittingly kill many townsfolk by not repeating the events.

It was revealed in chapter 205 that the Stagnant Time is actually the point to which Syaoran was supposed to go back to - as such, Sakura is frozen in time as the seal begins to consume her. Fei Wong speculates that the stagnant time was cut off from the main flow of time by the Dimensional witch to preserve the wish that Syaoran made, else his wish would become meaningless.

Past Incarnation

See also: Tokyo

In chapter 212, Fei Wong hints that Clow Country may be the future incarnation of Tokyo. This is confirmed in chapter 213, where Fei Wong states that the water protected Sakura because it was powered by Sakura's feather left there when the group visited. Fei Wong remarks that it is this feather that is the power that sleeps beneath the ruins.