|Summoning: Toad Mouth Bind |
|Rōmaji||Kuchiyose: Gamaguchi Shibari|
|English anime||Ninja Art: Toad Mouth Trap|
|Manga||Volume #17, Naruto Chapter #147|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #85|
|Game||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
|Classification||Ninjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu|
|Hand seals||Snake → Boar → Rat → Dragon → Boar → Dragon → Tiger → Both palms on ground|
A peculiar technique of partial invocation that summons only an organ: the oesophagus of a great, fire-breathing toad from Mount Myōboku: Rock Lodging (妙木山・岩宿, Myōbokuzan: Iwayado), sending the enemy into its stomach. If activated inside a building or a cave, this trick can ensnare the enemy without them realising it. In this interior, even the foothold is unreliable, the enemy finds themselves in a tight spot, having a hard time performing at their usual level of skill, and unable to find a proper response. The inside of the oesophagus is highly flexible, and adhesive, and won't even allow liberty of movement. In time, the walls of flesh close in and envelop the enemy, dooming them to go inside the stomach where they will be digested.
When first used, Jiraiya claimed that no one had ever escaped from this technique. Jiraiya could control the oesophagus, causing it to expand, contract, or grow in whatever direction he wished. He could also control a number of tentacles made of meat in order to capture any targets within the technique. Cutting these tentacles has proven to be ineffective, even when faced with a powerful weapon such as Samehada. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki managed to escape when Itachi used Amaterasu to burn through the oesophagus, which is said to be fire-resistant.
- 'Gamaguchi' (蝦蟇口, Literally meaning: toad mouth) is a Japanese name for a pouch or wallet, especially one closed with a metal clasp and used for small change. Naruto's own wallet is a reference to this word as well.
- In the video games, parts of the oesophagus also spew fire, which fits with Jiraiya's description of the animal the toad oesophagus originates from.