editWood Release: Cutting Technique Camera font awesome[1]
  • Obito throws the wood projectile…
  • …impaling the victim…
  • …the branches then multiply inside the victim's body.
  • It can also be used as a short-ranged melee weapon.
Kanji 木遁・挿し木の術
Rōmaji Mokuton: Sashiki no Jutsu
English anime Wood Style: Cutting Sprigs Jutsu
English games Wood Style: Cutting Jutsu, Wood Release: Thrusting Spear (木遁・突槍, Mokuton: Tossō, Wood Style: Charging Lance)
Manga Volume #63, Naruto Chapter #605
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #345
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Nature Icon Wood Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu
Class Offensive
Range Short to Mid range
Hand seals Ram
Derived jutsu

A versatile technique where the user can produce sharp wooden spikes from their body to either fashion short-range weapons akin to a makeshift sword,[2] or use them as projectiles, where the branches' growth can be triggered remotely, skewering the enemy as a result.[3]

Obito was able to channel this technique through the Ten-Tails' tails after he and Madara Uchiha strengthened their control over the beast by connecting to it using Hashirama Senju's DNA.[4][5]


  • Cutting, also called striking or cloning, is a method of plant propagation. It involves cutting off a piece of a plant, usually the stem or root, which is then put in an appropriate medium. If done properly, the cut piece will grow into a new plant, genetically identical to the plant it was cut from.
  • When this technique was first performed by Obito, various black receivers were scattered throughout the growth of branches that extended from his right side. However, upon deactivating his Mangekyō Sharingan and the Wood Release Technique, the rods vanished with them.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 298
  2. Naruto chapter 605, pages 9-10
  3. Naruto chapter 605, pages 12-15
  4. Naruto chapter 613, page 7
  5. Naruto chapter 614, pages 6-7