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Cutting Ritual
Japanese name 身削ぎの儀式
Romaji name Misogi no gishiki
Other names N/A
Location(s) Minakami Village
Participants Kusabi
Frequency In between Crimson Sacrifice Rituals
Purpose Prepare the Kusabi for the Hidden Ceremony
Game Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

Fatal Frame II: Deep Crimson Butterfly
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented

Village outsiders were subjected to the Cutting Ritual then made into Kusabi.

The Cutting Ritual is a ritual in Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, performed on a Kusabi before being offered to the Hellish Abyss.

In the ritual, the Kusabi is held up by a series of ropes in the Rope Room deep within the Kurosawa House, and is repeatedly slashed and mutilated by the Veiled Priests before being carried through the Stone Passage to the Hellish Abyss where they are eventually sacrificed. It is believed that the more the Kusabi suffers during the Cutting Ritual, the more it pacifies the Abyss.

The first Cutting Ritual was performed by the Head Priest of the time. He repeatedly slashed and mutilated himself before throwing himself into the Abyss. That was how the Cutting Ritual and Hidden Ceremony began. The Hidden Ceremony fails, however, if the Kusabi dies during the Cutting Ritual, and the cutting ritual will possibly fail.


A hidden chamber filled with a seated row of the bodies of failed Kusabi can be glimpsed through a crack in the walls of the Stone Passage leading from the Kurosawa House to the Hellish Abyss.