|Stone Crossing Technique|
|Rōmaji||Ishigato no Jutsu|
|Literal English||Stone Crossing Technique|
|English TV||Crossing of Stepping Stones Technique|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game, Movie|
|Classification||Ninjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu|
The Stone Crossing Technique is a derivative of the Flying Thunder God Technique and is a Space–Time Ninjutsu that achieves relatively the same result. However, its mechanics reduce the speed of the technique, whereas heightening the practicality of application.
This technique was devised by Danzō Shimura some time after witnessing Tobirama Senju's use of the Flying Thunder God, albeit, he was never able to complete the technique nor mimic the original technique until much later. The Stone Crossing Technique is a highly potent Space-Time Ninjutsu that holds several applications if used correctly. This technique, much like others, utilizes a sealing formula in order to transport from one point to another instantly. The sealing formula in this technique is employed as a means to allow the body's chakra to have a place to stop, attracting towards it at high velocities in a similar vein to its parent technique. The seal for the technique that Shizuku uses is the kanji for Bridge (橋 Hashi), and is engraved primarily on both of his palms, as well as his own weaponry. After the seal has been developed and engaged, Shizuku may instantly transport to any destination he likes.
This transportation speed is achieved through unique chakra control. By exuding Chakra Threads from the seals, he is able to immediately compress the actual distance between two points by warping the space-time continuum within the two end points defined by the chakra threads. Because of the manner in which the technique's mechanics are, the overall speed of the technique is lower than the Flying Thunder God Technique. However, it consumes less chakra, and needs less time to completely master, thanks to the technique's mechanics not requiring manipulation of spacetime for absolute speed.