|Demon Tag Ritual|
|Romaji name||oni asobi no gi shiki|
|Participants||7 year old girls & Blinded Maiden|
|Frequency||Every 10 years on November 26|
|Purpose||To select the new Blinded Maiden and Rope Shrine Maiden|
The Demon Tag Ritual, also known as the Blind Demon Ritual, is a smaller ritual in Fatal Frame, performed in preparation for the Blinding and Strangling Ritual to be performed ten years later. It is performed on November 26th of the year. Like the Blinding Ritual, this ceremony also requires the participation of the Blinded Maiden and Blinding Mask.
Girls at the age of 7 years, 9 months, and 25 days are gathered at the mansion into an undisclosed location to play the game. The newly Blinded Maiden is also present as she is wearing the Blinding Mask while present.
The ritual is carried out like a normal game of Demon Tag. The game is played until all the participants are caught by the Blinded Maiden.
All of the children hide, and the previous Blinded Maiden searches for them. The first child found is to be the next Blinded Maiden, and the last found is to be the next Rope Shrine Maiden. The last child is to be the Rope Shrine Maiden because, with them being able to hide so well for so long, they were considered to have the highest spiritual power.
Roles are given to the girls that get caught by the Blinded Maiden in a specific order.
Blinded Maiden - The first girl caught is prepared to be the next Blinded Maiden.
Rope Shrine Maiden - The last girl caught is prepared to be the next Rope Shrine Maiden. She is thought to have 'Holy Power' because she was able to evade the 'demon' (Blinded) for the longest time.
- This version of the game is similar to the Western game Blind Man's Bluff, in which the person that is the 'demon', or "it" (in this case Blinded Maiden), must catch those trying to avoid them.