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Kakashi vs Itachi
Kanji 火遁・鳳仙火の術
Rōmaji Katon: Hōsenka no Jutsu
Viz print media Fire Style: Art of the Dragon's Breath, Phoenix Technique
English anime Fire Style: Phoenix Flower Jutsu
English games Fire Style: Phoenix Fire Jutsu
Manga Volume #6, Naruto Chapter #46
Anime Naruto Episode #28
Game Naruto: Konoha Ninpōchō
OVA Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank C-rank
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
Hand seals Rat → Tiger → Dog → Ox → Rabbit → Tiger
Derived jutsu

This technique creates a volley of small fireballs, which are sent flying in an unpredictable manner to assault the enemy. The flames are controlled individually with chakra, so avoiding them all is very difficult. Shuriken can also be concealed within the flames, creating an unexpected secondary surprise attack.


  • This technique's name is a pun on balsam (鳳仙花, Hōsenka, Literally meaning: phoenix sage flower), a type of flower. In fact, when the technique was first used in chapter 46, it was written as "Fire Release: Phoenix Sage Flower Technique" (火遁・鳳仙花の術, Katon: Hōsenka no Jutsu).


  1. First Databook, page 174