Sword of Totsuka

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Sword of Totsuka [1]
Kanji 十拳剣
Rōmaji Totsuka no Tsurugi
Literal English Ten Hands Long Sword
English anime Totsuka Blade
Alternative names Sakegari Longsword (酒刈太刀, Sakegari no Tachi, Literally meaning: Sake Cutter Longsword)
Manga Volume #43, Chapter #392
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #138
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
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Sword of Kusanagi , Susanoo Sword

The Sword of Totsuka, also known as the Sakegari Longsword (酒刈太刀, Sakegari no Tachi, Literally meaning: Sake Cutter Longsword), is a variant of the Sword of Kusanagi. It is sheathed in a sake jar; the blade is actually the liquid inside the gourd that is released and shaped, rather than a conventional sword. It is an ethereal weapon with an enchanted blade capable of sealing anything it pierces. Those who are stabbed by the sword are drawn into the jar and trapped in a genjutsu-like "world of drunken dreams" for all eternity; by extension, Itachi also managed to remove the Cursed Seal of Heaven from Sasuke by stabbing and removing Orochimaru from Sasuke's body. It can also cut through objects like a normal blade, thereby giving the wielder great versatility in his attacks. Orochimaru sought the sword for all his life and Zetsu commented that he could never find it.[2]

Along with the Yata Mirror, the Sword of Totsuka is a weapon Itachi equipped to his Susanoo and is held by a third hand growing from its right forearm. Together, they were said to have made Itachi essentially invincible.[3]

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== Influence ==
  • The Totsuka no Tsurugi (十拳剣, Literally meaning: Ten Hands Long Sword) is the sword used by Izanagi to kill his newborn son, Kagu-Tsuchi, after his birth burned his mother, Izanami, to death. From the blood of Kagu-Tsuchi, eight new Shinto gods were born.
  • The Totsuka Sword is the sword used by the god Susanoo to slay the eight-headed and eight-tailed snake, Yamata no Orochi, just like it was used by Itachi's Susanoo to defeat Orochimaru's Eight Branches Technique (八岐の術, Yamata no Jutsu).


  • The sword has been popularly mistranslated as a "perfect counter to the Kusanagi".
  • In the manga, the sword appears as an ethereal blade composed of liquid, but in the anime, it has a fiery appearance.[4]
  • Itachi's Susanoo carries the Sword of Totsuka in a gourd. An ethereal weapon inside a gourd could be a reference to the hyōtan-kozō, a gourd spirit from Japanese folklore.
  • In the anime, the final form of Sasuke's Susanoo was erroneously depicted with a gourd in its secondary right hand.[5]


  1. Third Databook, pages 274-275
  2. Naruto chapter 392, page 17
  3. Naruto chapter 393, page 9
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 138
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 214

Start a Discussion Discussions about Sword of Totsuka

  • IS totsuka blade really avoidable??

    27 messages
    • Other than expanding in length, we've not seen Totsuka (or Kusanagi) do anything shape or size related. Totsuka also needs to pie...
    • @killman kusanagi has same thickness even on extending but incase of totsuka , you are pulling out the sword's volume (that sake from the bot...
  • this totsuka blade made of chakra or not?

    40 messages
    • Thekillman wrote: Nunoboki is to me just a technique name. TSB's can already change shape and composition into whatever the user needs. Nunob...
    • SaiST wrote: And yet, Obito deemed it a "holy relic". :P If memory serves the sealing pot and jar were inside Obito at the time, so i...

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