Exploding tags are scraps of paper inscribed with a special writing, centering around the kanji for "explode" (爆, baku; ; ; ). Infused with chakra, they will explode after a set amount of time, remotely, or after being ignited by flame. The tags can be attached to a surface or wrapped around a weapon to be thrown at an enemy. They are very versatile and one of the basic ninja tools. Ninja can confuse their enemies by obtaining fake exploding tags.