Domain Expansion is said to be the ultimate region of Jujutsu.
When expanding a domain, you must make the hand sign which has the original source and meaning.
In this article, a native Japanese writer explained the original sources and meanings of hand signs of Domain Expansions including Japanese backgrounds.
- List of Domain Expansions
- Satoru Gojo: Unlimited Void
- Satoru Gojo: ???
- Kinji Hakari: Death Idle Gamble
- Megumi Fushiguro: Chimera Shadow Garden
- Hiromi Higuruma: Deadly Sentencing
- Takako Uro: ???
- Ryu Ishigori: ???
- Kenjaku: Womb Profusion
- Sukuna: Malevolent Shrine
- Naoya: Time Cell Moon Palace
- Mahito: Self-Embodiment of Perfection
- Jogo: Coffin of the Iron Mountain
- Dagon: Horizon of the Captivating Skandha
List of Domain Expansions
The list of Domain Expansions and the original sources are summarized below.
|Death Idle Gamble
|Chimera Shadow Garden
|Time Cell Moon Palace
|Self-Embodiment of Perfection
|Coffin of the Iron Mountain
|Shining Sea of Flowers
|Horizon of the Captivating Skandha
The details of each hand sign are discussed below.
Satoru Gojo: Unlimited Void
The name of Gojo’s domain expansion is Unlimited Void.
The effect of Unlimited Void is to pour the infinite amount of information into the brain to cause the malfunction and death.
Unlimited Void is one of the strongest domain, described as the victory is confirmed at the time of you hit the domain.
And, the original source of the hand sign of Unlimited Void must be Śakra (帝釈天; Taishakuten).
Śakra is particularly good in combat, which must be related to the setting where Gojo is the strongest sorcerer.
Satoru Gojo: ???
The name and effect of Okkotsu’s domain expansion is still unknown.
When Okkotsu cast the domain expansion in Vol. 20 of Jujutsu Kaisen, Uro and Ishigori also expanded their domains at the same time, so all domains collapsed.
In this scene, Okkotsu made the hand sign whose original source must be Dakini (荼吉尼天).
Dakini is a witch who eats people, which must be related to the condition for activating Okkotsu’s cursed technique of copy.
Kinji Hakari: Death Idle Gamble
The name of Hakari’s domain expansion is Death Idle Gamble.
Death Idle Gamble is domain with a pachinko machine as a motif, and every time Hakari casts his attack, he gets a chance of jackpod with a probability of 1/239.
After Hakari hits the jackpot, he can get powerful bonuses such as unlimited cursed energy and automatic reverse cursed technique.
And, the original source of hand sign of Death Idle Gamble must be Benzaiten (弁才天; Benzaiten).
Benzaiten represents money which must be related to the fact that the kanji of Kinji Hakari (秤金次) includes money (金) and the motif of Death Idle Gamble is pachinko.
Megumi Fushiguro: Chimera Shadow Garden
The name of Fushiguro’s domain expansion is Chimera Shadow Garden.
The effect of the Chimera Shadow Garden is to bring out 120% of the ability of Fushiguro’s Ten Shadows Technique.
And, the original source of the hand sign of Chimera Shadow Garden must be Bhaisajyaguru (薬師如来; Yakushinyorai).
It is known that Bhaisajyaguru is accompanied by Twelve Heavenly Generals that contains General Makora.
And, General Makora must be the original source of Eight-Handled Sword Divergent Sila Divine General Mahoraga, the strongest shikigami in Ten Shadows Technique
Hiromi Higuruma: Deadly Sentencing
The name of Higuruma’s domain expansion is Deadly Sentencing.
Deadly Sentencing is a domain that takes you to court.
If found guilty in this trial, you will be into a rather disadvantageous situation, such as deprivation of the cursed technique and granting the Executioner’s Sword to Higuruma.
In addition, Higuruma is the genius lawyer and he car make a statement next to your statement, so it is very difficult to win acquittal in the Deadly Sentencing.
By the way, the hand sign of the Deadly Sentencing has not been depicted yet.
Since Higuruma’s cursed technique has the domain by default, it may be possible that he can expand the domain without hand signs.
Takako Uro: ???
The name and effect of Uro’s domain expansion is still unknown.
When Uro cast the domain expansion in Vol. 20 of Jujutsu Kaisen, Okkotsu and Ishigori also expanded their domains at the same time, so all domains collapsed.
In this scene, Uro made the hand sign whose original source must be Jinjataisho (深沙大将).
Jinjataisho is depicted half-naked and possessing the body of a child, which may be related to the fact that Uro was happy to incarnate into a modern human and the fact that Uro is naked.
Ryu Ishigori: ???
The name and effect of Ishigori’s domain expansion is still unknown.
When Ishigori cast the domain expansion in Vol. 20 of Jujutsu Kaisen, Okkotsu and Uro also expanded their domains at the same time, so all domains collapsed.
In this scene, Ishigori made the hand sign whose original source must be Mahamayuri (孔雀明王; Kujakumyoh).
The kanji of Mahamayuri (孔雀明王) means Peafowl which is actually the motif of Mahamayuri.
The likeness of the Peafowl may be reflected on Ishigori’s clothes.
Kenjaku: Womb Profusion
The name of Kenjaku’s domain expansion is Womb Profusion.
The effect of Womb Profusion has not been clearly explaind yet.
By the way, the original source of the hand sign of Womb Profusion must be Anti-forked palm (反叉合掌; Hansagassho).
The Anti-forked palm is one of the 18 basic palms among the thousands of palms in Buddhism.
Normally, the hand sign of Domain Expansion corresponds to some kind of god.
But, Kenjaku’s hand sign has no corresponding god, which is somewhat special.
Maybe, this is because Kenjaku possesses multiple cursed techniques.
Sukuna: Malevolent Shrine
The name of Sukuna’s domain expansion is Malevolent Shrine.
Malevolent Shrine unleashes a myriad of slashes, Dismantle and Cleave, on the all objects inside the domain.
Due to the Binding Vows of not closing the domain, the range of the domain is expanded to a radius of 200 meters, and the Shibuya area has been cleared by Malevolent Shrine in the 14th volume of the Jujutsu Kaisen.
And, the original source of the hand sign of Malevolent Shrine must be Yama (閻魔天; Enmaten).
Yama is the king of the underworld and is feared by people.
Sukuna is also feared by people, and the being an object of fear is related to Yama.
Naoya: Time Cell Moon Palace
The name of Naoya’s domain expansion is Time Cell Moon Palace.
The Time Cell Moon Palace is the domain which applies Projection Sorcery on you at the cellular level.
Inside this domain, your cells freeze individually to collapse, so you can only fall to the ground.
And, the original source of the hand sign of Time Cell Moon Palace must be Gigeiten (伎芸天).
Gigeiten is a female god, which may be related to the fact that Naoya looks down on women and that there is an object of womb inside his domain.
Mahito: Self-Embodiment of Perfection
The name of Mahito’s domain expansion is Self-Embodiment of Perfection.
Self-Embodiment of Perfection is the domain where Mahito’s Idle Transfiguration surely hits.
The Idle Transfiguration freely transforms the shape of soul and body, and if this cursed technique hits, the battle will end.
In other words, a person captured in this domain will surely die unless they protects themselves by a simple domain and so on.
And, the original source of the hand sign of Self-Embodiment of Perfection must be Maitreya (弥勒菩薩; Mirokubosatsu).
Maitreya is a person who is still practicing to succeed Buddha in the future.
The high growth potential of Masato may correspond to Maitreya being a monk in training.
Jogo: Coffin of the Iron Mountain
The name of Jogo’s domain expansion is Coffin of the Iron Mountain.
The effect of the Coffin of the Iron Mountain is to increase the status and the sure-hit of Jogo’s cursed technique.
Ordinary Jujutsu sorcerers will burn to death at the moment they’re pulled into the Coffin of the Iron Mountain.
And, the original source of the hand sign of Coffin of the Iron Mountain must be Daikokuten (大黒天).
Daikokuten is the god of fertility on earth, which must reflect the fact that Jogo is the cursed spilit born from the fear of the earth
Also, the appearance of Jogo is somewhat similar to Daikokuten.
Dagon: Horizon of the Captivating Skandha
The name of Dagon’s domain expansion is Horizon of the Captivating Skandha.
The effect of the Horizon of the Captivating Skandha is the sure-hit of Shikigami summoned by Death Swarm.
Since there is no limit of the number of shikigami that Death Swarm can summon, there is little point in defeating shikigami.
So, if you are conbined in the Horizon of the Captivating Skandha, you probably won’t have a chance to win unless you cancel the sure-hit of the shikigami with domain expansion or simple domain.
And, Dagon expanded the domain by drawing the cursed sign, because Naobito prevented Dagon to make a hand sign.
The original source of the hand sign of Horizon of the Captivating Skandha is Houtai (宝袋), as described in Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 13.
The Houtai (宝袋) represents the bag containing many kinds of treasures.
The fact that various types of shikigami are summoned from the sea in Horizon of the Captivating Skandha may be related to the fact that Houtai contains various types of treasure.
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