|Rōmaji||Hōshi no Jutsu|
|Literal English||Spore Technique|
|Viz manga||Sporulation Jutsu|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #204|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
|Classification||Ninjutsu, Clone Technique, Chakra Absorption Technique|
The spores can be activated via time-delay or otherwise forced into activation if the individual they reside on takes in a sudden surge of senjutsu chakra. Although the spores are usually undetectable, Orochimaru and Kabuto Yakushi are able to notice their presence due to extensive research on Hashirama Senju's DNA.
- In the anime, the clones grown through this technique at the Kage Summit were depicted as being entirely white in colour.