|Dance of the Larch|
|Name||Dance of the Larch|
|Rōmaji||Karamatsu no Mai|
|Literal English||Dance of the Larch|
|Type||Taijutsu, Kekkei Genkai|
The third of Kimimaro's five dances. From the body, several bones pop out all at once. The stronger the opponent's physical attack, the more powerful the counter attack is, dealing severe damage. The sudden defence, combined with the needle-like bones high killing ability, makes way for a technique which potential his high for battle. The bones can be used to block or trap an opponent's strikes. In addition to being an unwelcome surprise for opponents, it makes him basically untouchable at close range. If an opponent would start to get close to him, he would start to spin rapidly slashing the foe in multiple areas of their body.