Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands
|Rōmaji||Senpō: Mokuton: Shin Sūsenju|
|Literal English||Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands|
|Viz manga||Sage Art: Wood Style: Shinsu Senju, Veritable 1000-Armed Kan'on|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #366|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga and Game|
|Classification||Kekkei Genkai, Senjutsu, Ninjutsu|
The Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands is a technique which creates a titanic, many-handed wooden statue that can be freely controlled by the user.
After entering Sage Mode, Hashirama creates a wooden statue of titanic proportions, easily able to dwarf Kurama. Thousands of hands originate from the statue's back in countless concentric rows, while its two main hands are clasped, as if in prayer. The statue can serve a variety of purposes in battle, from fighting on Hashirama's behalf to defending and even using other techniques. The sheer size of this technique makes it almost impossible to attack Hashirama himself.
It can also detach its main self from its main arsenal. With its immense strength, it can grab hold of a tailed beast with ease and hold it in place, leaving it unable to move. Hashirama can then use the Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands in conjunction with the Wood Human on the statue's head to suppress and remove any direct control over the tailed beast.
This technique seems to be influenced by the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara, also known as "Senju Kannon" (千手観音; Literally meaning "Thousand-Armed Kannon").
One prominent story tells of Kannon vowing never to rest until he had freed all beings from Saṃsāra. After strenuous effort, but struggling to comprehend the needs of so many who still had yet to be saved, his head splits into eleven pieces. The Buddha Amida, seeing his plight, gives him eleven heads with which to hear the cries of the suffering. Upon hearing and comprehending these cries, Kannon attempted to reach out to all those who needed aid, but found that his two arms shattered into pieces. Once more, Amida comes to his aid and grants him a thousand arms with which to aid the suffering.
- Once formed, the creatures created through the Wood Release: Wood Human Technique and the Wood Release: Wood Dragon Technique sit atop the head of the wooden statue.