Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands

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Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands [1]
Kanji 火影式耳順術 廓庵入鄽垂手
Rōmaji Hokage-Shiki Jijun Jutsu — Kakuan Nitten Suishu
Literal English Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Enclosed Hermitage Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands
Viz print media Hokage Style Elder Jutsu: Kakuan's Tenth Edict On Enlightenment
English anime Hokage Style Elder Jutsu: Tenth Edict On Enlightenment
Manga Volume #33, Chapter #296
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #43
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Nature Icon Wood Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Chakra Absorption Techniques
Class Supplementary
Range Short-range
Hand seals Boar → Dog → Bird → Monkey → Ram → Monkey → Tiger

This technique utilises the power of the Wood Release to forcibly suppress a tailed beast's chakra. To invoke this technique, it is necessary for the tailed beast or its jinchūriki to be in the possession of the Crystal Gem (結晶石, kesshōseki) that responds to the First Hokage's chakra. Touching the chakra of the tailed beast with their hand, the user then suppresses the chakra inside an area lined with ten pillars.[2]

Yamato also used this technique during Naruto's training to suppress the Nine-Tails' power. Here he produced the same "sit" (, suwaru) kanji in his palm,[3] but instead of creating spiked pillars, created wooden pillars which were engraved and had what resembled foo dog faces and lit wicks on top of them. By slamming his palm on the ground, the wooden statues will then rush towards the beast and absorb its chakra.[4]


The last part of this technique's name, "Kakuan Nitten Suishu" (廓庵入鄽垂手), comes from a famous series of short poems and accompanying images, called the Ten Bull Pictures (十牛図, Jūgyū-zu, Chinese: Shíniú-tú). The pictures and poems are intended to illustrate the stages of Zen discipline.

They were drawn by a twelfth-century Chinese Zen master called Kuòān (廓庵, Japanese: Kakuan, Literally meaning: enclosed hermitage). The tenth poem talks about how the fully-enlightened herdsman returns to the city to help others reach enlightenment. This poem is called Rùchán Chuíshǒu (入鄽垂手, Japanese: Nitten Suishu), which can be translated as "entering society with bliss-bringing hands" (i.e. hands that teach how to reach enlightenment).


  • It is possible that this technique is derived from the Rinnegan (Preta Path) as the Sharingan is derived from the Rinnegan as well.

See Also


  1. Third Databook, page 300
  2. Naruto chapter 296, pages 15-16
  3. Naruto chapter 317, page 6
  4. Naruto chapter 322, pages 10-11
  5. Naruto chapter 455, page 12
  6. Naruto chapter 497, page 17
  7. Naruto chapter 498, page 5
  8. Naruto chapter 507, page 8
  9. Naruto chapter 508, page 2

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