One of the best sorcerers in Jujutsu Kaisen is Yuta Okkotsu.
Okkotsu can expand the domain, but the details are still unknown.
In this article, a native Japanese writer explained Yuta Okkotsu’s Domain Expansion, the original source of its hand sign, and its meaning including Japanese backgrounds.
Regarding the abilities of Okkotsu, the following five have been revealed so far.
Abilities of Okkotsu
・Very large amount of cursed energy
・Reverse Cursed Technique
・Full manifestation of Rika for 5 minutes + supply of cursed energy
・Cursed technique of copy
Okkotsu has more cursed energy than Gojo.
In addition to this amount of cursed energy, Okkotsu can recover damages with reverse cursed technique as long as the cursed energy does not run out.
Moreover, Okkotsu can regain cursed energy from Rika when the cursed energy is about to run out.
By the way, Rika is said to be an external cursed technique.
Since the original Rika Orimoto passed away in Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 0, the current Rika is an external technique.
Cursed Technique of Copy
Okkotsu’s cursed technique is copy.
So, Okkotsu can copy and use other people’s cursed techniques.
While ordinary sorcerers have to fight with one cursed technique, Okkotsu can use multiple cursed techniques and fight flexibly.
Moreover, there are no disadvantages such as deterioration or increase in consumption of cursed energy.
So, Ishigori also speculated that there must be some kind of activation condition for this strong cursed technique, which is related to the hand sign of Okkotsu’s domain expansion.
Hand Sign of Domain Expansion
The condition for activating Okkotsu’s cursed technique is related to the hand sign when he expands his domain.
The hand sign of Okkotsu’s domain expansion is to hold the left hand and raise all fingers of the right hand.
This hand sign must represent Dakini (荼吉尼天).
Dakini is a witch who eats human flesh.
Gautama Buddha refers to dākas and ḍākinīs – described as “terrible eaters of human flesh” – as the offspring of the carnivorous King Kalmaśapada (“Spotted Feet”), who was born after a human king had mated with a lioness. In East Asian Buddhism, the ḍākinīs are mainly known via the story of their subjugation by the wrathful deity Mahākāla found in a commentary on the Mahāvairocana Tantra (also known as the Vairocanābhisaṃbodhi Sūtra) by the Tang dynasty monk Yi Xing. According to the story, the buddha Vairocana, wishing to stop the ḍākinīs from preying on humans, took the form of Mahākāla, summoned the ḍākinīs before him, and then swallowed them all, declaring that he would release them on the condition that they cease devouring human flesh.
And when Ishigori was thinking about the activation condition of the Okkotsu’s cursed technique, he remembered the scene where Rika ate the Uro’s arm.
Therefore, the activation condition of the Okkotsu’s cursed technique must be to take in the flesh or blood of the copy target.
In fact, Okkotsu can use the Dhruv’s cursed technique to make the trajectory of shikigami own domain, maybe because Okkotsu received Dhruv’s blood when he killed Dhruv.
Maybe, Okkotsu took in Dhruv’s blood and copied the cursed technique.
The above is the relationship between the Okkotsu’s hand sign and the conditions for activating his cursed technique of copy.
Effect of Domain Expansion
The effect of Okkotsu’s domain expansion is still unknown.
At the end of episode 178, Uro, Ishigori, and Okkotsu expanded their domains at the same time.
However, this domain was destroyed because of the intervention of Rika and Kurourushi, so the effect of Okkotsu’s Domain Expansion is still unknown.
Okkotsu’s cursed technique must be sure hit inside his domain, so he would unconditionally copy the opponent’s cursed techniques when he expands the domain.
Also, Domain Exoansion has a buff effect, so Okkotus maight be able to get the infinite supply of cursed energy.
This is the article of “Okkotsu’s Domain Expansion Explained by a Native Japanese”.
Other articles explained the interesting and important issues in Jujutsu Kaisen.
Hand signs and these original sources are summarized in the article below.
Plese read them as well.
In addition, the Japanese version of this article is here.