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  • The technique performed using a pre-existing water source.
  • The technique expelled from the mouth.
Kanji 霧隠れの術
Rōmaji Kirigakure no Jutsu
Viz print media Kirigakure Jutsu
English anime Ninja Art: Hidden Mist Jutsu
Alternative names Water Release: Hiding in Mist Technique (水遁・霧隠れの術, Suiton: Kirigakure no Jutsu, English TV: Water Style: Hidden Mist Jutsu)[2]
Manga Volume #2, Naruto Chapter #12
Anime Naruto Episode #7
Game Naruto: Konoha Ninpōchō
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank D-rank
Class Supplementary
Hand seals Seal of Confrontation or Ox → Snake → Ram
Other jutsu
Derived jutsu
Related jutsu
Water Release: Hiding in Drizzle Technique

The Hiding in Mist Technique is a speciality of the shinobi from Kirigakure, where one causes a mist to spring forth either by using a pre-existing water source, or expelling it from their mouth.[2] They can then go in and out of sight at will from within the pearly-white realm. The mist's thickness is controlled by the amount of chakra kneaded into it. It cannot fool the Byakugan, but, due to the mist being created with the user's chakra, any Sharingan and Rinnegan-user will see the mist coloured by their opponent's chakra — which will effectively hide the user from the dōjutsu.[3]


  • When Kakashi Hatake uses this in the anime, Itachi Uchiha claims that the mist does not prevent him from using his Sharingan, contradicting both the manga and earlier anime scenes.[4]

See Also


  1. Rin no Sho, page 179
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 563, page 11
  3. Naruto chapter 26, page 10
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 15