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Sand Coffin
Kanji 砂縛柩
Rōmaji Sabaku Kyū
Viz print media The Coffin of Crushing Sand
English anime Sand Coffin
Manga Volume #7, Naruto Chapter #59
Anime Naruto Episode #34
Novel Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
Game Naruto: Ninja Council
OVA Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Class Offensive
Range Short to Mid range
Derived jutsu

With his ability to control sand, Gaara encases his opponents in a large amount of the special chakra-infused sand kept inside his gourd, immobilising them. It can be used to suffocate an opponent or in preparation for a deadlier technique, the Sand Waterfall Funeral. Shinki is also able to use this technique by employing the use of Iron Sand.[2]


  • Using a pun common to Gaara and his techniques, "sand binding" (砂縛, sabaku) is pronounced the same as the Japanese word for "desert" (砂漠).
  • Nagare at some point saw Gaara use this technique and copied it, creating the Assimilation: Sand Binding Coffin technique.


  1. Rin no Sho, page 186
  2. Boruto episode 60