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After peforming the required hand seals, the user conjures an immense wooden dragon from the ground directly behind them. The dragon can then attack the intended target from a long range. Its shape closely resembles a Chinese dragon, though with a short trunk-like nose, having an elongated and serpentine body, which is as long as Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode, that can be used to constrict larger opponents. Madara Uchiha stated that, in their battle, Hashirama Senju used this technique to restrain Kurama. It also has the ability to absorb the beast's chakra once it is bound. While it does so, trees sprout along its length in reaction to the chakra.
The dragon created by this technique resembles a creature predominantly seen in Hindu mythology known as Makara. The myth surrounding this creature has spread throughout most of Asia, however, and in Chinese renditions of the creature it most resembles this one — a dragon with an elephant's trunk.