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Earth Release- Sandwich Technique
Kanji 土遁・山土の術
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
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank B-rank
Class Offensive
Range Long-range
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.[2]

See Also


  • 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.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 275
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episode 320