Kanji 巻物
Rōmaji Makimono
Literal English Scroll
Manga Volume #1, Naruto Chapter #1
Anime Naruto Episode #1
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds
Game Naruto: Konoha Ninpōchō
OVA Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie

Scrolls (巻物, Makimono) remain one of the most important pieces of equipment in a ninja's arsenal. The average-sized scroll is small enough that several can be carried at the same time, either in a flak jacket or in a pouch. Larger scrolls are usually carried on the ninja's back.[1] In addition to writing on scrolls, ninja use them to summon creatures, people, and items, making transportation easier and providing more options when on a mission. Some techniques can also be stored in scrolls.[2]

The scrolls are an integral part of the Shinobi Gauntlet, a high-tech, forearm-mounted ninja tool that allows users to store techniques inside scrolls, which are then shrunken to pill-size and put inside the Kote. Afterwards, they can release the scroll and use any sealed techniques within the scrolls without chakra.

Utilised Techniques



  1. Naruto chapter 576, page 15
  2. Naruto chapter 508, page 14