|Rōmaji||Kugutsu no Noroi|
|Literal English||Puppet Curse|
|English TV||Cursed Puppet Master Jutsu|
|Movie||Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire|
Hiruko uses this technique to take control of people. It can be activated long after the technique is first applied. The appearance is a red eye with another circle in it resembling the pupil, with four lines stemming from the upper line of the eye and two big thick lines stemming from the side of the eye. This power seems to control the minds of others as it appeared on Kakashi's forehead, vanished, then took control over his body. The eyes of the person who get caught by this technique turn red while they are being controlled.
The technique works in a manner similar to controlling a puppet; using hand motions to guide the target to its destination.