Wood Release: Hōbi Technique
|Rōmaji||Mokuton: Hōbi no Jutsu|
|Viz manga||Wood Style: Wood Expulsion Jutsu|
|Appears in||Manga only|
|Classification||Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu|
Using Wood Release, the user creates a dome-like defensive structure that completely surrounds which takes the form of a dragon's face. This defence is split down the middle and can be opened on the user's command. It is strong enough to withstand the destructive force of a Tailed Beast Ball from Kurama.
This technique is influenced by a dragon-shaped mask that the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara, also known as "Senju Kannon" (千手観音, Thousand-Armed Kannon) carries around.