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Sand Prison
Kanji 砂縛牢
Rōmaji Sabaku Rō
English anime Sand Prison
English games Sand Storm Coffin
Manga Volume #28, Naruto Chapter #248
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #4
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank B-rank
Class Defensive
Range All ranges
Derived jutsu

A capturing ninjutsu that is characteristic to Gaara. Using ordinary sand, a perfectly airtight space is created, in which the enemy is captured. An enormous quantity of sand completely envelops the target from every direction and captures them. The speed, hardness, and scope of the sand depend on the amount of chakra poured into it. Gaara can fine-tune the sand's properties to the target's size and characteristics. No matter if the target is on the ground or flying in the air, it is almost impossible to escape from this technique. However, even if someone successfully escapes from it, Gaara can easily use one of his offensive techniques, like the Sand Binding Coffin, to immediately attack the target.


  • 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).

See Also


  1. Shō no Sho, page 11
  2. Third Databook, page 260