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File typeMemo
DescriptionA note describing what the rituals used and the creation of the Kusabi, most notably the last Kusabi, Seijiro Makabe and his outcome.
Author/OwnerMio Amakura
LocationFinal Chapter after entering the Rope Temple
AppearancesFatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

Fatal Frame II: Deep Crimson Butterfly

Kusabi is a memo in Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly and Fatal Frame II: Deep Crimson Butterfly.

Kusabi (FFII)Edit

All God's Village's custom is to use outsiders as human sacrifices, or "Kusabi" to temporarily appease the Hellish Abyss.

The villagers told Makabe they would show him the Hellish Abyss, but they captured him and locked him up instead.

Before using the key from Yae and Sae, he was sacrificed.

The village believed the more pain a Kusabi was subjected to before being sacrificed, the more effective it would be.

After many painful rituals, Makabe was thrown into the Hellish Abyss.

But, along with Sae, he reappeared as a Kusabi on the day of The Repentance and slaughtered the villagers.

Makabe gave Yae and Sae a note for his assistant Ryozo, telling him to get out of the village.

Wondering why, Ryozo did so, but came back on the day of the ceremony to fulfill his promise to Itsuki.

When he arrived, the village was gone and all he could find was a girl standing motionless.

The Kusabi (DCB)Edit

A tradition developed in Minakami Village whereby an outsider was sacrificed as what was known as a Kusabi, in order to temporarily appease the Abyss.

Told that he was to be taken to see the Abyss, Makabe was lured to the Kurosawa House, where he was imprisoned. Before he had a chance to use the key he had been given by Sae and Yae, the ritual began.

At the Shadow Ritual, a living victim is cut, turning him into the Kusabi. The more pain that is inflicted on the victim, the more powerful their ability to appease the Abyss.

Cruelly cut and suspended from ropes, at the end of the agony, the victim is cast into the Abyss.

On the day of the Repentance, Makabe, in the form of the Kusabi, emerged from the Abyss along with Sae. Wishing to inflict the same pain he had suffered on others, he slaughtered the villagers.

Makabe managed to pass a note to Yae and Sae, who gave it to his assistant, Munakata. It said: 'You must leave this place.' With a heavy heart, Munakata obeyed.

Keeping a vow he had made to Itsuki, he returned to the village on the day of the Crimson Sacrifice Festival, but found that it had vanished and only Yae survived.