Hiden: Hiding in Scale Powder Technique

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Hiden: Hiding in Scale Powder Technique
  • The user exhales the powder…
  • …which temporarily blinds multiple targets.
Kanji 秘伝・鱗粉隠れの術
Rōmaji Hiden: Rinpungakure no Jutsu
Literal English Secret: Hiding in Scale Powder Technique
Viz print media Secret Tradition: Scaled Sneak Jutsu
Manga Volume #59, Naruto Chapter #564
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #324
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Hiden, Ninjutsu
Class Supplementary
Range Short to Mid range
Hand seals Tiger → Clap hands

The user exhales a large quantity of fine powder from their mouth, which due to its luminous quality, shines so brightly that it can temporarily blind multiple targets within its area of effect. This momentary handicap can be utilised either by the user or their allies to attack the opposition whilst their vision is still impaired.


  • While the kanji in the term 'rinpun' (鱗粉) literally mean 'scale powder', the term refers specifically to insect scales (such as the 'dust' on moth wings). According to old wives' tales, that dust causes blindness.
  • This technique can be effectively countered if the target's eyes are protected for the duration of the technique, or otherwise possess sensory abilities to compensate for the loss of sight.[1]
  • In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, the powder can also be released from Chōmei's wings, and it is also combustible, exploding when exposed to sparks.


  1. Naruto chapter 564, page 8

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