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Phoenix Nai Crimson
Kanji 火遁・鳳仙花爪紅
Rōmaji Katon: Hōsenka Tsumabeni
Viz print media Fire Style: Phoenix Flower Shuriken Jutsu
English anime Fire Style: Phoenix Flower Jutsu: Scarlet Claw
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu, Shurikenjutsu, Chakra Flow
Rank B-rank
Class Offensive
Range Short to Mid range
Hand seals Rat → Tiger → Dog → Ox → Rabbit → Tiger → Monkey
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu

The user unleashes a volley of shuriken with one hand, while at the same time exhaling fire-infused chakra onto them in order to increase the weapons' destructive potential by making them capable of inflicting severe burns upon direct contact with either the intended victim or any other object caught within their trajectories.

Due to the chakra-based nature of the flames that surround them, the shuriken will continue to burn after impact, regardless of the flammability of the object that they ultimately collide with.


  • Hōsenka (鳳仙化) is the Japanese name for the Impatiens balsamina. Tsumabeni (爪紅) is an alternative name for this plant, stemming from its use in producing red dyes for nail polish.
  • In chapter 56, Sasuke uses a rudimentary form of this technique employing the Fire Release: Phoenix Sage Fire Technique and hiding shuriken within the flames for an added surprise attack. However that tactic and this technique should not be confused with each other, as this one employs Chakra Flow, breathing the flames directly onto the shuriken.

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