Top Transformed Buddha
|Literal English||Top Transformed Buddha|
|Viz manga||Artefacts of the Buddha|
|Appears in||Manga only|
|Classification||Kekkei Genkai, Senjutsu, Ninjutsu|
After creating a gigantic wooden statue that possesses thousands of hands, Hashirama utilises all of these hands simultaneously to deliver thousands of powerful blows to a target. Due to the sheer volume of the punches involved, defending against the entirety of them is nearly impossible. These punches are of such magnitude that they were able to weaken Madara Uchiha's final Susanoo, while at the same time create a massive crater.
"Kebutsu" (化仏; Literally meaning "Transformed Buddha") depicts the manifestation of a Nyorai that has transformed into another body, represented alongside an associated Buddha or bodhisattva. In practical terms, this means a smaller Buddhist image attached to a larger one.
Such depictions serve as an example of the many forms Buddhist deities can assume in order to save sentient beings. They are found most notably within the statues of Kannon, where a small image of Amida is placed atop Kannon's crown or held in the hands of Thousand-Armed Kannon.