|Earth Release: Sandwich Technique |
|Rōmaji||Doton: Sando no Jutsu|
|Literal English||Earth Release: Mountainous Earth Technique|
|English anime||Earth Style: Mountain Jutsu|
|English games||Earth Style: Sandwich Jutsu|
|Manga||Volume #57, Naruto Chapter #537|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #276|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
|Hand seals||Tiger → Ram → Rat → Slam hands on the ground|
The Earth Release: Sandwich Technique is a ninjutsu which utilised by Kitsuchi.
The user creates two enormous rock formations that close in on the opponent from opposing sides with tremendous force, smashing everything caught in between. Both of these formations are capable of dwarfing even the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path in size, and each half has the symbol of Iwagakure inscribed upon it. Kitsuchi stated that this was his strongest technique, standing as a testament to both this ability's destructive potential and its difficulty.
In the anime, it was shown that the technique can be used on a smaller scale against a group of enemies.
- The word sando is a Japanese abbreviation for the English word sandwich. The technique is written with the kanji for "mountain" and "earth", both pronounced with their onyomi, while they would usually be pronounced with their kunyomi as "yamatsuchi".
- In the anime, the rock formations initially didn't have any details like the Iwagakure symbol etched onto it. They were added in a later episode.