Lion-Headed Kannon [1]
Lion-Headed Kannon
Kanji 獅子首観音
Rōmaji Shishikubi Kannon
Literal English Lion-Headed Kannon
Manga Volume #31, Naruto Chapter #273
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #26
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game

The Lion-Headed Kannon is used by Chiyo as a means for using the Sealing Technique: Lion Closing Roar. It is kept inside one of the puppets from the Puppet Collection of Chikamatsu. It starts out as a small ball that can be held in one's hand, but when thrown grows out into a man-sized lion's head with thirty-two large fangs and a mouth which is wide open. If aimed correctly, the tool will pin the target against a wall with its mouth, making them unable to move.


  • Kannon (観音, Chinese: Guān Yīn) is the bodhisattva of compassion.


  1. Third Databook, page 295