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Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands

Thousand Hands Barrage

Name

Kanji

仙法・木遁・真数千手

Rōmaji

Senpō: Mokuton: Shin Sūsenju

Literal English

Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands

Debut

Appears in

Manga only

Data

Classification

Nature Icon Wood Kekkei Genkai, Senjutsu, Ninjutsu

Type

Nature Icon Wood Wood Release

Class

Supplementary

Range

Long-range

Other jutsu

Related jutsu

Wood Release: Wood Human Technique, Wood Release: Wood Dragon Technique

Users

  • Kage Uchiha
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  • Kamui Uchiha
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The original article can be found on Narutopedia at Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands.

After entering Sage Mode, the user creates a wooden statue of titanic proportions, easily able to dwarf a tailed beast like Kurama, as well as Complete Body — Susanoo. Thousands of hands emanate from the statue's back in countless concentric rows, while its two main hands are clasped as if in prayer. The statue can serve a variety of purposes in battle from fighting on the user's behalf, to defending and even using other techniques with it.

Influence

This technique seems to be influenced by the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara, also known as "Senju Kannon" (千手観音, Thousand-Armed Kannon).

One prominent story tells of Kannon vowing never to rest until he had freed all beings from Saṃsāra. After strenuous effort, but struggling to comprehend the needs of so many who still had yet to be saved, his head splits into eleven pieces. The Buddha Amida, seeing his plight, gives him eleven heads with which to hear the cries of the suffering. Upon hearing and comprehending these cries, Kannon attempted to reach out to all those who needed aid, but found that his two arms shattered into pieces. Once more, Amida comes to his aid and grants him a thousand arms with which to aid the suffering.

Trivia

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