Wood Release: Hotei Technique
|Rōmaji||Mokuton: Hotei no Jutsu|
|Viz manga||Wood Style: Laughing Buddha Jutsu|
|Other||Wood Release: Laughing Buddha Technique|
|Appears in||Manga only|
|Classification||Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu|
|Range||Mid to Long range|
|Hand seals||Technique specific seal|
After performing the required hand seals, the user creates a number of gigantic wooden hands that erupt upward from beneath the ground, which encircle and then attempt to restrain a chosen enemy. The size of each of these hands is around the size of a tailed beast.
This technique seems to be influenced by Budai (布袋, Budai), also known as Hotei in Japanese. He is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname: the Laughing Buddha. In Japan, Hotei persists in folklore as one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Taoism.