Hollow Wicker Basket Technique: Can it save Sukuna from Yuta’s Domain’s Sure hit?

Sukuna's Hollow Wicker Basket Technique

The Hollow Wicker Basket technique in Jujutsu Kaisen is an enigmatic revelation in the recent course of the story. The technique comes as Sukuna’s only defense tactic against Yuta’s Domain’s sure hit. The All-Encompassing Unequivocal Love is meant to defeat Sukuna, however, the latter’s Hollow Wicker Basket is meant to negate that sure hit, making two of his hands busy with defending himself while Yuji ensures a more physical attack.

In this article, we will try to understand the schematics of the Hollow Wicker Basket technique and see if Sukuna can actually save himself against Yuta’s Domain Expansion.

What is the Hollow Wicker Basket technique in Jujutsu Kaisen 249?

The Hollow Wicker Basket is an anti-domain technique that is said to be an age-old predecessor of the refined Simple Domain. Characters like Reggie Star, Hajime Kashimo, and Ryomen Sukuna were seen using this technique in the series, showing how historically significant it is. The technique is activated with the user invoking it through a hand sign – folding fingers with one another while extending the arms forward.

Yuta vs Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249
Yuta vs Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen 249. (Image credit goes to Shueisha)

Once the spherical basket is cast, it acts as a shield and is meant to protect the user from the opponent’s sure-hit attack in the domain. Moreover, it is meant to negate the sure hit and turn the situation to the user’s advantage. While the technique is old, it is also not fully refined. Sukuna belongs to a period that had unexperimented cursed techniques, and the Hollow Wicker Basket is one among the many.

While it is an entirely remarkable technique, it also has its limitations. The efficacy is only limited to a sure-hit attack, and it cannot counter cursed techniques or an incomplete domain, rendering it useless against all non-lethal attacks. Moreover, an incomplete domain immediately renders this attack useless, making it an entirely limited and restricted technique.

Can Sukuna defend himself against Yuta’s Domain?

With the Hollow Wicker Basket, Sukuna is safe from Yuta Okkotsu’s Domain Expansion, and its sure hit attacks. However, we are not sure if Yuta is aware of that. Being an ancient technique and something that only two characters have executed in the story before, the knowledge revolving around the technique is scarce and limited. Sukuna is also very quick to his wits to realize that Yuta’s domain is a complete one and his Angel’s Technique is what Sukuna needs to be wary of.

Yuta's Domain Expansion in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249
Yuta’s Domain All-Encompassing Unequivocal Love in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249. (Image credit goes to Shueisha)
  • Sukuna is unable to use his domain at this point because of the output limitation as a result of his reversed curse technique.
  • Moreover, he knows that Yuta and Yuji plan to keep half of his arms and mouth engaged by making him maintain the defensive technique against them. He realizes that this hinges on a larger plan where Yuji takes center stage.
  • Sukuna, at this point, can easily defend himself against Yuta’s sure hit, however, he cannot perform any other technique and has to depend on his raw strength to duel against the might of Yuji Itadori.

Yuji has a chance at defeating Sukuna – a possibility towards Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 250

Yuji Itadori holds the most golden opportunity at this moment on the battlefield. With him mastering the reversed cursed technique and potentially developing his combat skills to an astounding and unbelievable magnitude, he can easily take down Sukuna as long as the latter is busy with the Hollow Wicker Basket. Moreover, this also means that Rika and Yuta have to assist Yuji in fulfilling this strategy.

Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen 249
Yuji Itadori as imagined by Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 249. (Image credit goes to Shueisha)

Yuji vs Sukuna is now on an entirely different dimension, and Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 250 will likely introduce us to Sukuna’s counter strategy, now that he knows what the sorcerers plan to do. Moreover, Sukuna is also weak and worn out from all of his previous battles, and with Yuji’s soul-seizing punches, his body is unable to recover at the same pace. With a shimmer of hope, we can now sense light at the end of the tunnel.


The Hollow Wicker Basket is as useful as it is not. The restrictions are simply too rigid for anyone to fiddle with the fundamentals of the technique and use it recklessly. Sukuna can now save himself against Yuta’s Domain, but can he save himself entirely from everything? To know more about Sukuna’s fate in the future, get in touch with our newsletter at Spiel Anime!

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