Folklorist's Note 1 is an old book in Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly.
|The Ceremony Master, Mr. Kurosawa, gave me a very warm welcome.
The village has no "chief".
I wonder if this village was founded by people who wanted to preserve their sacred rituals and festivals?
Most notable among All God's folklore is the "gate to hell" legend that has been passed down for years.
It is an archetypal tale of a gate or hole that marks the border to the world of dead, also called Hades, the underworld, or the netherworld.
It is a forbidden place that is feared and hated, but it is also worshipped as well.
The idea of hell has been a core belief of human since ancient times.
This village supports the theory that the belief is universal.
The Forbidden Ritual regarding this "gate to hell" that takes place here is something no one is allowed to see or speak of.
The strict taboo is probably the result of a ceremony concerning the border with hell coming closer to the living world.
Villagers lead a simple life.
Deep in the mountains, they struggle to forage food for their daily meals.
The village has little contact with the outside world.
They continue to practice the ways of old, frozen in time.