Using his chakra, Gaara gathers the densest minerals in the soil, compresses their size, and then mixes them together. The resulting sand is formed into a protective shield in front of Gaara, shaped to resemble a miniature Shukaku, the "Incarnation of Sand" (砂の化身, Suna no Keshin). The Shukaku shield, because of how meticulously it's constructed, is incredibly strong, to the point that not even the Dance of the Clematis: Flower can penetrate it.
- In the anime, the Shield of Shukaku has an offensive counterpart: Ultimately Hard Absolute Attack: Spear of Shukaku.
- In the anime, the sand for this technique has a sparkling golden colour, resembling Gold Dust.
- Tō no Sho, page 225