The target experiences the illusion of a tree coiling around them, preventing them from moving. Because targets are immobile yet still conscious, this technique is a useful way to perform interrogations. Alternatively, users can simply kill the immobilised targets; when Kurenai Yūhi attempts to do this, she emerges from the tree above the target to cut their throat. This technique has been passed down through the generations among Konohagakure's villagers. According to Konoha Shinden, it was originally created during the time of Hashirama Senju, intended to make victims believe they were fighting Hashirama himself and his Wood Release.