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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''[[Bukijutsu]]'''|武器術|lit meaning=Weapon Techniques}} are techniques that entail the use of any handheld weapons in combat, whether the users be [[shinobi]] or [[samurai]]. Students of the [[Academy]] are taught the use of [[Tools|ninja weapons and tools]] like [[shuriken]] and [[kunai]], learning how to throw and wield them through target practice.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 221, page 7</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 223, page 17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' episode 216</ref><section end=summary />
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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Bukijutsu'''|武器術|lit meaning=Weapon Techniques}} are techniques that entail the use of any handheld weapons in combat, whether the users be [[shinobi]] or [[samurai]]. Students of the [[Academy]] are taught the use of [[Tools|ninja weapons and tools]] like [[shuriken]] and [[kunai]], learning how to throw and wield them through target practice.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 221, page 7</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 223, page 17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' episode 216</ref><section end=summary />
   
Bukijutsu can be used in combination with [[taijutsu]], [[ninjutsu]], [[genjutsu]], [[chakra flow]], and even other weapons in order to achieve more devastating effects, such as the [[flail]] used in conjunction with the [[Infinite Armour]],<ref>''Naruto'' episode 218</ref> [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s use of [[Lightning Release|lightning-infused]] kunai,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 17</ref> [[Asuma Sarutobi]]'s use of [[Flying Swallow|wind-infused]] [[Chakra Blades|chakra knives]] for close-range fighting, and [[Danzō Shimura]]'s [[Wind Release: Vacuum Blade|wind-infused weapons]]. [[Kosuke Maruboshi]]'s [[Leaf-Style Willow]] technique combines kenjutsu with Genjutsu. [[Orochimaru]] was also able to effectively combine the sight-impairing effects of the [[Bringer-of-Darkness Technique]] with shuriken to increase the likelihood of hitting his intended target. In addition to this, [[fūinjutsu]] are often used in conjunction with bukijutsu, as it provides [[Summoning: Lightning Flash Blade Creation|a quick and easy means of transporting and using weapons]]. Because of this versatility, bukijutsu is employed in a vast array of ninja techniques.
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Bukijutsu can be used in [[Collaboration Techniques|combination]] with [[taijutsu]], [[ninjutsu]], [[genjutsu]], [[chakra flow]], and even other weapons in order to achieve more devastating effects, such as the [[Wikipedia:Flail (weapon)|flail]] used in conjunction with the [[Infinite Armour]],<ref>''Naruto'' episode 218</ref> [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s use of [[Lightning Release|lightning-infused]] kunai,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 17</ref> [[Asuma Sarutobi]]'s use of [[Flying Swallow|wind-infused]] [[Chakra Blades|chakra knives]] for close-range combat, and [[Danzō Shimura]]'s [[Wind Release: Vacuum Blade|wind-infused weapons]]. [[Kosuke Maruboshi]]'s [[Leaf-Style Willow]] technique combines kenjutsu with genjutsu. [[Orochimaru]] was also able to effectively combine the sight-impairing effects of the [[Bringer-of-Darkness Technique]] with shuriken to increase the likelihood of hitting his intended target. In addition to this, [[fūinjutsu]] are often used in conjunction with bukijutsu, as it provides [[Summoning: Lightning Flash Blade Creation|a quick and easy means of transporting and using weapons]]. Because of this versatility, bukijutsu is employed in a vast array of ninja techniques.
   
Bukijutsu, in some form, is used by almost all shinobi. [[Tenten]] is a notable user of bukijutsu, as are the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]], [[Kinkaku]] and [[Ginkaku]], who were well known for their usage of the [[Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths]]. In the anime, [[Seimei]], the [[Takumi Village]] founder, was also considered a very powerful bukijutsu user.
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Bukijutsu, in some form, is used by almost all shinobi. [[Tenten]] is a notable user of bukijutsu, as are the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]], [[Kinkaku]] and [[Ginkaku]], who were well known for their usage of the [[Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths]]. In bukijutsu, [[Hidden Kunai Mechanism|weapons can also be combined with mechanisms]] to aid in missions and combat. In the anime, [[Seimei]], the [[Takumi Village]] founder, was also considered a very powerful bukijutsu maker and user.
   
 
== Types of Bukijutsu ==
 
== Types of Bukijutsu ==
 
=== Bōjutsu ===
 
=== Bōjutsu ===
[[File:Transformation Adamantine Staff.PNG|190px|thumb|The Adamantine Staff.]]
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[[File:Transformation Adamantine Staff.PNG|thumb|The Adamantine Staff.]]
{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Bōjutsu|Bōjutsu]]'''|棒術|lit meaning=Staff Techniques}} are techniques that involve the use of staffs for close-range fighting. The most notable user of such techniques was none other than the [[Hokage|Third Hokage]], [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]]. By using his technique to [[Transformation: Adamantine Staff|transform]] the [[Monkey King: Enma|Monkey King, Enma]] into a large staff, Hiruzen could use this art, which he was particularly skilled in, shown in his match against [[Orochimaru]]. With his staff techniques, he was even able to break the [[Wood Release]] of the First Hokage, [[Hashirama Senju]].
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{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Bōjutsu|Bōjutsu]]'''|棒術|lit meaning=Staff Techniques}} are techniques that involve the use of staffs for close-range fighting. The most notable user of such techniques was none other than the [[Hokage|Third Hokage]], [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]]. By using his technique to [[Transformation: Adamantine Staff|transform]] the [[Monkey King: Enma|Monkey King, Enma]] into a large staff, Hiruzen could use this art, which he was particularly skilled in, shown in his match against [[Orochimaru]]. With his staff techniques, he was even able to break the [[Wood Release]] of the First Hokage, [[Hashirama Senju]]. Another notable user is [[Naruto Uzumaki]] who, upon achieving the [[Six Paths Sage Technique]], used his [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s as short staffs in combat.
 
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=== Kayakujutsu ===
 
=== Kayakujutsu ===
[[File:The Exploding Tags About To Latch Onto Nagato 2.PNG|190px|thumb|Hanzō's kayakujutsu technique.]]
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[[File:The Exploding Tags About To Latch Onto Nagato 2.PNG|thumb|Hanzō using kayakujutsu.]]
{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Kayakujutsu|Kayakujutsu]]'''|火薬術|lit meaning=Gunpowder Techniques}} are techniques that involve the use of explosives. A common variation of kayakujutsu is the usage of [[explosive tag]]s. Often shinobi will attach these detonating tags to their weapons (usually a kunai) in order to make them deadlier. [[Hanzō]], in particular, combines explosive tags into his [[Fire Release]], creating a [[Explosive Tag Technique|deadly technique]] which, even when avoided, can cause permanent damage, as it did to [[Nagato]]'s legs.
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{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Kayakujutsu|Kayakujutsu]]'''|火薬術|lit meaning=Gunpowder Techniques}} are techniques that involve the use of explosives. A common variation of kayakujutsu is the usage of [[explosive tag]]s. Often shinobi will attach these detonating tags to their weapons (usually a kunai) in order to make them deadlier. [[Hanzō]], in particular, combines explosive tags into his [[Fire Release]], creating a [[Explosive Tag Technique|deadly technique]] which, even when avoided, can cause permanent damage, as it did to [[Nagato]]'s legs.
 
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=== Kenjutsu ===
 
=== Kenjutsu ===
[[File:Swords.png|190px|thumb|Samurai wielding swords.]]
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[[File:Swords.png|thumb|Samurai wielding swords.]]
 
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=== Shurikenjutsu ===
 
=== Shurikenjutsu ===
[[File:Itachi Shurikenjutsu.jpg|190px|thumb|Itachi using shurikenjutsu.]]
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[[File:Itachi Shurikenjutsu.jpg|thumb|Itachi using shurikenjutsu.]]
 
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=== Kusarigamajutsu ===
 
=== Kusarigamajutsu ===
[[File:Hanzo wielding_Kusarigama.png|190px|thumb|Hanzō using his kusarigama.]]
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[[File:Hanzo wielding_Kusarigama.png|thumb|Hanzō using his kusarigama.]]
 
{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Kusarigamajutsu|Kusarigamajutsu]]'''|鎖鎌術|lit meaning=Kusarigama Technique}} is a rarely used form of bukijutsu which uses the [[kusarigama]]. A notable user of this art is [[Hanzō]], who took on the sword master, [[Mifune]], with this technique. Hanzō was noted to use an unorthodox method, swinging the sickle with the chain rather than the weighted end, as is the most common and effective manner of using kusarigamajutsu. Hanzō also poisoned the sickle of his kusarigama, making it much more lethal to the point where even a single blow could decide a fight. [[Tenten]] has also displayed competence with this unique form of weapons technique and [[Jiga]] was also proficient with a kusarigama combining this skill with his [[Magnet Ninja Art]].
 
{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Kusarigamajutsu|Kusarigamajutsu]]'''|鎖鎌術|lit meaning=Kusarigama Technique}} is a rarely used form of bukijutsu which uses the [[kusarigama]]. A notable user of this art is [[Hanzō]], who took on the sword master, [[Mifune]], with this technique. Hanzō was noted to use an unorthodox method, swinging the sickle with the chain rather than the weighted end, as is the most common and effective manner of using kusarigamajutsu. Hanzō also poisoned the sickle of his kusarigama, making it much more lethal to the point where even a single blow could decide a fight. [[Tenten]] has also displayed competence with this unique form of weapons technique and [[Jiga]] was also proficient with a kusarigama combining this skill with his [[Magnet Ninja Art]].
 
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=== Kyūjutsu ===
 
=== Kyūjutsu ===
[[File:Spiderwarbowhorriblesplit.jpg|190px|thumb|Kidōmaru using kyūjutsu.]]
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[[File:Spiderwarbowhorriblesplit.jpg|thumb|Kidōmaru using kyūjutsu.]]
{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Kyūjutsu|Kyūjutsu]]'''|弓術|lit meaning=Bow Technique}}, another technique rarely seen in the ninja world, is one where the user will utilise a [[Bow & Arrow|bow and arrow]] to attack targets from long-range. The most notable user of this art is [[Sasuke Uchiha]], who was taught archery from a young age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 10</ref> In the present day, however, he mainly uses archery through his [[Susanoo]] technique. Archery seems to require a great deal of precision and aim. [[Kidōmaru]], while using his [[Cursed Seal Level 2]], uses his [[Spider War Bow: Terrible Split]], a type of kyūjutsu. He was skilled enough with it to leave [[Neji Hyūga]], a master of the [[Byakugan]], near-death.
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{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Kyūjutsu|Kyūjutsu]]'''|弓術|lit meaning=Bow Technique}}, another technique rarely seen in the ninja world, is one where the user will utilise a [[Wikipedia:Bow and arrow|bow and arrow]] to attack targets from long-range. The most notable user of this art is [[Sasuke Uchiha]], who was taught archery from a young age.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 10</ref> In the present day, however, he mainly uses archery through his [[Susanoo]] technique. [[Kidōmaru]], while using his [[Cursed Seal Level 2]], uses his [[Spider War Bow: Terrible Split]], a type of kyūjutsu noted for its destructive strength. He was skilled enough with it to leave [[Neji Hyūga]], a master of the [[Byakugan]], near-death. Archery seems to require a great deal of precision and aim. Other users of the bow and arrow include [[Hikaru Tsuki]] and [[Taruho]], both of whom have no specialised attack power as those used by the ninja.
 
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=== Tessenjutsu ===
 
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[[File:Prop temarifan.jpg|thumb|Temari with her Giant Folding Fan.]]
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[[File:Giant Folding Fan.png|thumb|Temari with her Giant Folding Fan.]]
 
{{Translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Tessenjutsu|Tessenjutsu]]'''|鉄扇術|lit meaning=Iron-fan Technique}}, is the martial art of the Japanese war fan. It is based on the use of the solid iron fan or the folding iron fan, and has been seen being used predominately by [[Madara Uchiha]] of [[Konohagakure]] who wields a [[gunbai]] and [[Temari]] of [[Sunagakure]] who wields a [[Giant Folding Fan]]. They are extremely durable and as weapons, are not made out of materials that a normal fan would be, thus, their use can applied in various manners ranging from long to short-ranged attacks. It would appear that tessenjutsu is commonly taught within Sunagakure as seen during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].
 
{{Translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Tessenjutsu|Tessenjutsu]]'''|鉄扇術|lit meaning=Iron-fan Technique}}, is the martial art of the Japanese war fan. It is based on the use of the solid iron fan or the folding iron fan, and has been seen being used predominately by [[Madara Uchiha]] of [[Konohagakure]] who wields a [[gunbai]] and [[Temari]] of [[Sunagakure]] who wields a [[Giant Folding Fan]]. They are extremely durable and as weapons, are not made out of materials that a normal fan would be, thus, their use can applied in various manners ranging from long to short-ranged attacks. It would appear that tessenjutsu is commonly taught within Sunagakure as seen during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].
 
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== Other Uses ==
 
== Other Uses ==
[[File:Uchihagaeshi.png|190px|thumb|Madara using his gunbai for his [[Uchiha Return]] technique.]]
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[[File:Uchiha Return2.png|thumb|Madara using his gunbai for his [[Uchiha Return]] technique.]]
 
Outside of the traditional techniques of bukijutsu, shinobi have come up with other methods to employ ninja tools. [[Might Guy]], for example is extraordinarily skilful with his [[Sōshūga]], being able to effectively employ it against [[Obito Uchiha]] during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. His use of this weapon is particularly unique in that he could use them to fight [[Kisame]] who was using [[Samehada]], a sword.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 258, pages 4, 8</ref> Other shinobi, such as Kinkaku, Ginkaku, and the Seven Ninja Swordsman of the Mist, base their fighting style around the utilisation of their weapon's special abilities. For example, [[Zabuza Momochi]]'s [[Kubikiribōchō]] can regenerate by using the blood of those it has slain. Therefore, Zabuza makes every effort to cut his foes and draw blood.
 
Outside of the traditional techniques of bukijutsu, shinobi have come up with other methods to employ ninja tools. [[Might Guy]], for example is extraordinarily skilful with his [[Sōshūga]], being able to effectively employ it against [[Obito Uchiha]] during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. His use of this weapon is particularly unique in that he could use them to fight [[Kisame]] who was using [[Samehada]], a sword.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 258, pages 4, 8</ref> Other shinobi, such as Kinkaku, Ginkaku, and the Seven Ninja Swordsman of the Mist, base their fighting style around the utilisation of their weapon's special abilities. For example, [[Zabuza Momochi]]'s [[Kubikiribōchō]] can regenerate by using the blood of those it has slain. Therefore, Zabuza makes every effort to cut his foes and draw blood.
   
[[File:Tobi using shuriken.PNG|190px|left|thumb|Obito using shurikenjutsu and [[Kamui]] in conjunction.]]
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[[File:Tobi using shuriken.png|left|thumb|Obito using shurikenjutsu and [[Kamui]] in conjunction.]]
 
[[Madara Uchiha]] also utilised unique forms of bukijutsu, employing a [[wikipedia:Kama (weapon)|kama]] during his fight with [[Hashirama Senju]], and both he and [[Obito Uchiha]] can utilise [[gunbai]] in close-range combat. Madara himself incorporates his gunbai with his [[Uchiha Return|ninjutsu techniques]] while Obito, on the other hand, uses it in an unorthodox fashion as a flail and a defence mechanism, using it to block [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s [[Rasengan]] and Guy's Sōshūga. Obito will also use shurikenjutsu combined with his [[Kamui]] technique, allowing him to eject several [[Fūma Shuriken|large shuriken]], without warning, to defeat his foes. He has also been shown using shuriken as melee weapons, which is unique to him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 608, page 14</ref>
 
[[Madara Uchiha]] also utilised unique forms of bukijutsu, employing a [[wikipedia:Kama (weapon)|kama]] during his fight with [[Hashirama Senju]], and both he and [[Obito Uchiha]] can utilise [[gunbai]] in close-range combat. Madara himself incorporates his gunbai with his [[Uchiha Return|ninjutsu techniques]] while Obito, on the other hand, uses it in an unorthodox fashion as a flail and a defence mechanism, using it to block [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s [[Rasengan]] and Guy's Sōshūga. Obito will also use shurikenjutsu combined with his [[Kamui]] technique, allowing him to eject several [[Fūma Shuriken|large shuriken]], without warning, to defeat his foes. He has also been shown using shuriken as melee weapons, which is unique to him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 608, page 14</ref>
   
[[File:Seimei.png|190px|thumb|Seimei using his weapons.]]
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[[File:Seimei.png|thumb|Seimei using his weapons.]]
 
Bukijutsu is also employed in certain kekkei genkai. [[Toroi]], of Kumogakure, would use his [[Magnet Release]] kekkei genkai to magnetise his large, specialised shuriken, causing the struck target to become magnetised. One hit to the body will cause a magnetic field within the said body, making it an easy target for any further magnetised weapons to be drawn to it. However, each time the magnetism is transferred, it weakens. Additionally, the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] technique of the [[Uchiha Clan]], [[Susanoo]], will manifest unique spirit weapons when mature enough. Bukijutsu is also employed in [[Minato Namikaze]]'s [[Space–Time Ninjutsu]], making use of [[Space-time kunai|specialised kunai]] to allow him to move around using the technique, or to change the course of an opponent's technique.
 
Bukijutsu is also employed in certain kekkei genkai. [[Toroi]], of Kumogakure, would use his [[Magnet Release]] kekkei genkai to magnetise his large, specialised shuriken, causing the struck target to become magnetised. One hit to the body will cause a magnetic field within the said body, making it an easy target for any further magnetised weapons to be drawn to it. However, each time the magnetism is transferred, it weakens. Additionally, the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] technique of the [[Uchiha Clan]], [[Susanoo]], will manifest unique spirit weapons when mature enough. Bukijutsu is also employed in [[Minato Namikaze]]'s [[Space–Time Ninjutsu]], making use of [[Space-time kunai|specialised kunai]] to allow him to move around using the technique, or to change the course of an opponent's technique.
   
In the anime, [[Seimei]], the founder of the Takumi Village, created four unique weapons which, when used together, were considered by the village to be the "Ultimate Weapon". These were the [[Garian Sword]], the [[Infinite Armour]], the [[Weaknessless Soaring Shortswords]], and an unnamed longsword. When used together, Seimei was able to fight on par with [[Gaara]], who was the jinchūriki of [[Shukaku]] at the time.
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In the anime, [[Seimei]], the founder of the Takumi Village, created four unique weapons which, when used together, were considered by the village to be the "Ultimate Weapon". These were the [[Garian Sword]], the [[Infinite Armour]], the [[Weaknessless Soaring Shortswords]], and an [[Fire Sword|unnamed black long sword]]. When used together, Seimei was able to fight on par with [[Gaara]], who was the jinchūriki of [[Shukaku]] at the time. Also in the anime, [[Kazuma]] and [[Sora]] display proficiency in using [[Chakra Enhanced Triple-Bladed Claw|triple-bladed claws]].
   
 
=== Puppetry ===
 
=== Puppetry ===
[[File:Red Secret Technique Performance of a Hundred Puppets.PNG|190px|thumb|Sasori utilizing puppets.]]
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[[File:Akahigi Hyakki no Sōen.png|thumb|Sasori utilising puppets.]]
 
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=== Manipulated Tools ===
 
=== Manipulated Tools ===
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[[File:Weapon scrolls.png|thumb|Tenten with two weapon scrolls.]]
 
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[[File:Tenten.jpg|190px|thumb|Tenten with two weapon scrolls.]]
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Tenten's fighting style is completely reliant on her own unique applications of bukijutsu. Because of her skill with [[fūinjutsu]], she seals her weapons into an assortment of scrolls, allowing her to perform various techniques unique to herself. For example, she can toss her larger scrolls into the air, causing the tools sealed within to [[Manipulated Tools: Heavenly Chain Disaster|rain down on her target]]. In the anime, her [[Twin Rising Dragons]] technique allows her to assault her foe with an endless barrage of ninja tools. She can also use this style of fighting as a [[Summoning: Iron Protection Wall|defence mechanism]] should the situation call for it.
Tenten's fighting style is completely reliant on her own unique applications of bukijutsu. Because of her skill with [[fūinjutsu]], she seals her weapons into an assortment of scrolls, allowing her to perform various techniques unique to herself. For example, she can toss her larger scrolls into the air, causing the tools sealed within to [[Manipulated Tools: Heavenly Chain of Destruction|rain down on her target]]. In the anime, her [[Twin Rising Dragons]] technique allows her to assault her foe with an endless barrage of ninja tools. She can also use this style of fighting as a [[Summoning: Iron Protection Wall|defence mechanism]] should the situation call for it.
 
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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* Whilst the term 'bukijutsu' itself has not actually been used in the series, the use of weapons has been seen throughout the franchise.
 
* The [[wikipedia:Kōga-ryū|Kōga-ryū]], a historical school of ninjutsu located in the region of [[wikipedia:Kōka City|Kōka]], taught {{translation|''Kakushi bukijutsu''|隠し武器術|lit meaning=Hidden Weapons Techniques}}, with several sub-groups, such as kenjutsu (sword techniques), bōjutsu (long staff techniques), and kyūjutsu (archery).
 
* The [[wikipedia:Kōga-ryū|Kōga-ryū]], a historical school of ninjutsu located in the region of [[wikipedia:Kōka City|Kōka]], taught {{translation|''Kakushi bukijutsu''|隠し武器術|lit meaning=Hidden Weapons Techniques}}, with several sub-groups, such as kenjutsu (sword techniques), bōjutsu (long staff techniques), and kyūjutsu (archery).
 
* Though he is not a noted bukijutsu user, in the OVA of the fight between [[Madara Uchiha]] and [[Hashirama Senju]], on the game ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations]]'', Hashirama can be seen summoning a vast amount of swords and other ninja tools from one of his giant scrolls.
 
* Though he is not a noted bukijutsu user, in the OVA of the fight between [[Madara Uchiha]] and [[Hashirama Senju]], on the game ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations]]'', Hashirama can be seen summoning a vast amount of swords and other ninja tools from one of his giant scrolls.

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Sōshūga

Might Guy using a ninja tool to aid with his taijutsu.

Bukijutsu (武器術; Literally meaning "Weapon Techniques") are techniques that entail the use of any handheld weapons in combat, whether the users be shinobi or samurai. Students of the Academy are taught the use of ninja weapons and tools like shuriken and kunai, learning how to throw and wield them through target practice.[1][2][3]

Bukijutsu can be used in combination with taijutsu, ninjutsu, genjutsu, chakra flow, and even other weapons in order to achieve more devastating effects, such as the flail used in conjunction with the Infinite Armour,[4] Kakashi Hatake's use of lightning-infused kunai,[5] Asuma Sarutobi's use of wind-infused chakra knives for close-range combat, and Danzō Shimura's wind-infused weapons. Kosuke Maruboshi's Leaf-Style Willow technique combines kenjutsu with genjutsu. Orochimaru was also able to effectively combine the sight-impairing effects of the Bringer-of-Darkness Technique with shuriken to increase the likelihood of hitting his intended target. In addition to this, fūinjutsu are often used in conjunction with bukijutsu, as it provides a quick and easy means of transporting and using weapons. Because of this versatility, bukijutsu is employed in a vast array of ninja techniques.

Bukijutsu, in some form, is used by almost all shinobi. Tenten is a notable user of bukijutsu, as are the Gold and Silver Brothers, Kinkaku and Ginkaku, who were well known for their usage of the Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths. In bukijutsu, weapons can also be combined with mechanisms to aid in missions and combat. In the anime, Seimei, the Takumi Village founder, was also considered a very powerful bukijutsu maker and user.

Types of Bukijutsu Edit

Bōjutsu Edit

Transformation Adamantine Staff

The Adamantine Staff.

Bōjutsu (棒術; Literally meaning "Staff Techniques") are techniques that involve the use of staffs for close-range fighting. The most notable user of such techniques was none other than the Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi. By using his technique to transform the Monkey King, Enma into a large staff, Hiruzen could use this art, which he was particularly skilled in, shown in his match against Orochimaru. With his staff techniques, he was even able to break the Wood Release of the First Hokage, Hashirama Senju. Another notable user is Naruto Uzumaki who, upon achieving the Six Paths Sage Technique, used his Truth-Seeking Balls as short staffs in combat.

Kayakujutsu Edit

The Exploding Tags About To Latch Onto Nagato 2

Hanzō using kayakujutsu.

Kayakujutsu (火薬術; Literally meaning "Gunpowder Techniques") are techniques that involve the use of explosives. A common variation of kayakujutsu is the usage of explosive tags. Often shinobi will attach these detonating tags to their weapons (usually a kunai) in order to make them deadlier. Hanzō, in particular, combines explosive tags into his Fire Release, creating a deadly technique which, even when avoided, can cause permanent damage, as it did to Nagato's legs.

Kenjutsu Edit

Swords

Samurai wielding swords.

Main article: Kenjutsu Kenjutsu (剣術; Literally meaning "Sword Technique") pertains to techniques that entail the use of swords, whether the users be shinobi, or samurai. Kenjutsu can be used in combination with taijutsu, ninjutsu, chakra flow and even genjutsu in order to achieve more devastating techniques.

Shurikenjutsu Edit

Itachi Shurikenjutsu

Itachi using shurikenjutsu.

Main article: Shurikenjutsu Shurikenjutsu (手裏剣術; Literally meaning "sword hidden in the hand techniques") pertains to techniques that entail the throwing of shuriken, kunai, senbon or any other of a number of bladed, hand-held weapons. Shurikenjutsu can be used in combination with taijutsu, ninjutsu, and/or chakra flow in order to create more devastating techniques.

Kusarigamajutsu Edit

Hanzo wielding Kusarigama

Hanzō using his kusarigama.

Kusarigamajutsu (鎖鎌術; Literally meaning "Kusarigama Technique") is a rarely used form of bukijutsu which uses the kusarigama. A notable user of this art is Hanzō, who took on the sword master, Mifune, with this technique. Hanzō was noted to use an unorthodox method, swinging the sickle with the chain rather than the weighted end, as is the most common and effective manner of using kusarigamajutsu. Hanzō also poisoned the sickle of his kusarigama, making it much more lethal to the point where even a single blow could decide a fight. Tenten has also displayed competence with this unique form of weapons technique and Jiga was also proficient with a kusarigama combining this skill with his Magnet Ninja Art.

Kyūjutsu Edit

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Kidōmaru using kyūjutsu.

Kyūjutsu (弓術; Literally meaning "Bow Technique"), another technique rarely seen in the ninja world, is one where the user will utilise a bow and arrow to attack targets from long-range. The most notable user of this art is Sasuke Uchiha, who was taught archery from a young age.[6] In the present day, however, he mainly uses archery through his Susanoo technique. Kidōmaru, while using his Cursed Seal Level 2, uses his Spider War Bow: Terrible Split, a type of kyūjutsu noted for its destructive strength. He was skilled enough with it to leave Neji Hyūga, a master of the Byakugan, near-death. Archery seems to require a great deal of precision and aim. Other users of the bow and arrow include Hikaru Tsuki and Taruho, both of whom have no specialised attack power as those used by the ninja.

Tessenjutsu Edit

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Temari with her Giant Folding Fan.

Tessenjutsu (鉄扇術; Literally meaning "Iron-fan Technique"), is the martial art of the Japanese war fan. It is based on the use of the solid iron fan or the folding iron fan, and has been seen being used predominately by Madara Uchiha of Konohagakure who wields a gunbai and Temari of Sunagakure who wields a Giant Folding Fan. They are extremely durable and as weapons, are not made out of materials that a normal fan would be, thus, their use can applied in various manners ranging from long to short-ranged attacks. It would appear that tessenjutsu is commonly taught within Sunagakure as seen during the Fourth Shinobi World War.

Other Uses Edit

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Madara using his gunbai for his Uchiha Return technique.

Outside of the traditional techniques of bukijutsu, shinobi have come up with other methods to employ ninja tools. Might Guy, for example is extraordinarily skilful with his Sōshūga, being able to effectively employ it against Obito Uchiha during the Fourth Shinobi World War. His use of this weapon is particularly unique in that he could use them to fight Kisame who was using Samehada, a sword.[7] Other shinobi, such as Kinkaku, Ginkaku, and the Seven Ninja Swordsman of the Mist, base their fighting style around the utilisation of their weapon's special abilities. For example, Zabuza Momochi's Kubikiribōchō can regenerate by using the blood of those it has slain. Therefore, Zabuza makes every effort to cut his foes and draw blood.

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Obito using shurikenjutsu and Kamui in conjunction.

Madara Uchiha also utilised unique forms of bukijutsu, employing a kama during his fight with Hashirama Senju, and both he and Obito Uchiha can utilise gunbai in close-range combat. Madara himself incorporates his gunbai with his ninjutsu techniques while Obito, on the other hand, uses it in an unorthodox fashion as a flail and a defence mechanism, using it to block Naruto Uzumaki's Rasengan and Guy's Sōshūga. Obito will also use shurikenjutsu combined with his Kamui technique, allowing him to eject several large shuriken, without warning, to defeat his foes. He has also been shown using shuriken as melee weapons, which is unique to him.[8]

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Seimei using his weapons.

Bukijutsu is also employed in certain kekkei genkai. Toroi, of Kumogakure, would use his Magnet Release kekkei genkai to magnetise his large, specialised shuriken, causing the struck target to become magnetised. One hit to the body will cause a magnetic field within the said body, making it an easy target for any further magnetised weapons to be drawn to it. However, each time the magnetism is transferred, it weakens. Additionally, the Mangekyō Sharingan technique of the Uchiha Clan, Susanoo, will manifest unique spirit weapons when mature enough. Bukijutsu is also employed in Minato Namikaze's Space–Time Ninjutsu, making use of specialised kunai to allow him to move around using the technique, or to change the course of an opponent's technique.

In the anime, Seimei, the founder of the Takumi Village, created four unique weapons which, when used together, were considered by the village to be the "Ultimate Weapon". These were the Garian Sword, the Infinite Armour, the Weaknessless Soaring Shortswords, and an unnamed black long sword. When used together, Seimei was able to fight on par with Gaara, who was the jinchūriki of Shukaku at the time. Also in the anime, Kazuma and Sora display proficiency in using triple-bladed claws.

Puppetry Edit

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Sasori utilising puppets.

Main article: Puppet Puppets (傀儡, Kugutsu) are used as weapons by puppeteers. They are most often humanoid-looking creations, but depending on the creator, can resemble anything. They are fashioned in a manner that uses every part as a weapon, giving the puppeteer a myriad of ways to manipulate it. Puppets are long-ranged type weapons that can be used offensively, defensively or for supplementary reasons, and are controlled via Chakra Threads. Because of their design, the weak point of any puppet is its joints. There are two types of puppets: ones made from material such as wood, and Human Puppets. Famed puppeteer Sasori of the Red Sand was the inventor of human puppets and also created a puppet which he wore like armour, bypassing the usual disadvantage that puppeteers had of being weak in close-ranged combat. Puppets are often sealed within scrolls using fūinjutsu, for ease of transport.

Manipulated Tools Edit

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Tenten with two weapon scrolls.

Main article: Manipulated Tools Tenten's fighting style is completely reliant on her own unique applications of bukijutsu. Because of her skill with fūinjutsu, she seals her weapons into an assortment of scrolls, allowing her to perform various techniques unique to herself. For example, she can toss her larger scrolls into the air, causing the tools sealed within to rain down on her target. In the anime, her Twin Rising Dragons technique allows her to assault her foe with an endless barrage of ninja tools. She can also use this style of fighting as a defence mechanism should the situation call for it.

Trivia Edit

  • Whilst the term 'bukijutsu' itself has not actually been used in the series, the use of weapons has been seen throughout the franchise.
  • The Kōga-ryū, a historical school of ninjutsu located in the region of Kōka, taught Kakushi bukijutsu (隠し武器術; Literally meaning "Hidden Weapons Techniques"), with several sub-groups, such as kenjutsu (sword techniques), bōjutsu (long staff techniques), and kyūjutsu (archery).
  • Though he is not a noted bukijutsu user, in the OVA of the fight between Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju, on the game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, Hashirama can be seen summoning a vast amount of swords and other ninja tools from one of his giant scrolls.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 221, page 7
  2. Naruto chapter 223, page 17
  3. Naruto episode 216
  4. Naruto episode 218
  5. Naruto chapter 595, page 17
  6. Naruto chapter 580, page 10
  7. Naruto chapter 258, pages 4, 8
  8. Naruto chapter 608, page 14

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