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Kanji 木遁・四柱牢の術
Rōmaji Mokuton: Shichūrō no Jutsu
English anime Wood Style: Four Pillar Prison Jutsu
Manga Volume #32, Naruto Chapter #286
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #36
Movie Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
Game Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! EX 2
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Classification Nature Icon Wood Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu
Class Supplementary
Range Short-range
Hand seals Ram → Ox → Boar → Snake
Derived jutsu

The user converts chakra into timber under the ground and lets it grow rapidly while forming it into a wooden prison. The size of the prison is based on the user's imagination. From an insect cage to a great prison, one can make it into whatever they want by regulating the amount of chakra used. The timber itself is treated with a chakra coating, making its destruction extremely difficult. During war, it has the great ability to detain prisoners, but it can also be used as a disciplinary measure for quarrelling subordinates.


  • In Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison, when Yamato used this technique to imprison Naruto, parts of the prison extended into the interior to serve as additional shackles to bind Naruto, and Tsunade placed a sealing tag onto the prison, which, when removed, caused the prison to disappear similar to recalling a summon.


  1. Third Databook, page 306