editSand Waterfall Funeral Camera font awesome[1]
Sand Waterfall Funeral
Kanji 砂瀑送葬
Rōmaji Sabaku Sōsō
Viz print media Imploding Sand Funeral
English anime Sand Burial
Manga Volume #7, Naruto Chapter #59
Anime Naruto Episode #34
Novel Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Class Offensive
Range Short to Mid range
Derived jutsu

After wrapping an opponent in sand or Iron Sand[2] with either the Sand Binding Coffin or Sand Drizzle, the user causes it to implode and crush whatever is within it. According to Gaara, when used to kill a person, the death is so quick that there isn't even time for the victim to feel any pain. The pressure also produces a sizeable fountain of blood. Gaara can control the pressure used in the attack, which allows him to either break bones or completely liquefy an opponent.


  • Using a pun common to Gaara and his techniques, "sand waterfall" (砂瀑, sabaku) is pronounced the same as the Japanese word for "desert" (砂漠, sabaku).
  • Nagare at some point saw Gaara use this technique and copied it, creating the Assimilation: Sand Waterfall Funeral technique.
  • Despite this technique scattering a large volume of blood, in Gaara Hiden, it was stated that this technique leaves no trace or remains of the victim's body; making it ideal for stealth-killing.
  • Damage to only an arm and a leg from this technique was so severe, that it took an extremely risky surgery from the greatest medical-nin to completely heal it.


  1. First Databook, page 187
  2. Boruto episode 60