By peering into a crystal ball, the user can see the current activities of anyone whose chakra signature they know. Users can view subjects from any location, regardless of distance or potential obstructions, making it ideal for intelligence gathering. The Third Hokage uses this technique to monitor the villagers of Konohagakure and thus maintain public order.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Rin no Sho, page 210
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