Sand Binding Coffin

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Sand Binding Coffin [1]
Sand Coffin
Kanji 砂縛柩
Rōmaji Sabaku Kyū
Literal English Sand Binding Coffin
Viz print media The Coffin of Crushing Sand
English anime Sand Coffin
Manga Volume #7, Chapter #59
Anime Naruto Episode #34
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
OVA Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!
Appears in Anime, Manga, 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. This appears to be Gaara's signature technique.


  • 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. First Databook, page 186

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