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Similar to poisons, metsubishi are powders, dusts, and related compounds used to distract or blind. Use of metsubishi is shady, though the situation and tools used naturally dictate just how dishonorable it is. An ambushed Yorimoto bushi hurling sand in an opponent’s eyes to gain a moment to plan will likely only draw mild disdain, but using a compound specifically made to blind an opponent is extremely dishonorable.
Metsubishi are either crafted or improvised. Crafted metsubishi attacks are typically delivered using a blowgun or machi-kanshisha. The poisonous substance can also be inserted in a nageteppo, the infamous eggshell bomb employed by ninja, releasing its content around the point of impact. Improvised metsubishi is too crude to be used with a weapon or packed in a nageteppo, and is thrown at an opponent’s face.