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This jutsu involves a seal placed to create a barrier and four other seals placed around the vicinity. The barrier seal restricts entry while the other four prevent the seal from being removed. All five must be removed at the same time for the barrier to fall. The other four seals can be scattered across a considerable distance, at least a kilometer, making them difficult to locate.
In addition to the barrier made by the seals, the four scattered seals used by Akatsuki have an additional booby trap in place should anyone remove them. When removed, a clone of the person that removed them is produced from the ground. The clone seems to be an exact copy, as Tenten's clone had a working weapons scroll as well as the knowledge to use it. Conversely, the clones do not seem to be as powerful as the original, as all the clones were defeated within a short period of time and with no injuries to the genuine article.