Wood Release: Wood Human Technique

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Wood Release: Wood Human Technique
Giant Wood Human
Kanji 木遁・木人の術
Rōmaji Mokuton: Mokujin no Jutsu
Viz print media Wood Style: Wood Golem Jutsu
Manga Volume #65, Naruto Chapter #620
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #366
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Nature Icon Wood Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range Short to Mid range
Hand seals Snake
Other jutsu
Derived jutsu
Related jutsu
Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands, Wood Release: Wood Dragon Technique

After forming the required hand seals, the user creates an enormous statue-like creature out of wood. This humanoid creature with a full body and an oni-like face is usually created with a wooden dragon wrapped around its torso, and is generally used in battle as an avatar. This creature is powerful enough to catch an uncompressed Tailed Beast Ball fired by the Nine-Tails[1] and clash against the likes of Madara Uchiha's perfect Susanoo.[2]


This technique seems to be based upon Ryūtōki (竜燈鬼, Dragon-Lamp Demon), a creature from Japanese folklore, who is typically depicted as a small oni with a dragon coiled around its torso. Together with Tentōki (天燈鬼, Heavenly-Lamp Demon), the pair symbolise the power of the Shitennō to repel and defeat evil.

The Buddhist monk Kōben sculpted notable wooden statues of both Tentōki and Ryūtōki, which are each considered a National Treasure of Japan.



  1. Naruto chapter 620, page 17
  2. Naruto chapter 641, page 5

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