Using a large quantity of sand, the user covers the enemy with several successive layers of the material, before compressing it into the form of a huge pyramid which serves to imprison the target upon its completion. Sealing tags can be placed onto the pyramid to increase its sealing power, or Shukaku can strengthen the seal with the juinjutsu that cover its body.
However, even with the cursed seal applied onto it, the pyramid can be breached through brute force, as Madara Uchiha did so with his Susanoo.
The shape variants of this technique differs to fit the size of the target. A simple pyramid is used for smaller opponents, while a step pyramid is used for larger foes.