Onikakushi (鬼隠し編,Onikakushi-hen, lit. Demoned Away Chapter), also known as the Abducted by Demons Arc in the manga, is the first story arc of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series. It was first released on August 10, 2002 at Comiket 62. It is the first of four Question Arcs, and is followed by Watanagashi.
In June of 1983, Keiichi Maebara moves to the rural village of Hinamizawa and makes some new friends while learning of the villages' culture and their guardian deity Oyashiro-sama. After hearing that annual deaths and disappearances happen because of "Oyashiro-sama's curse," Keiichi begins to uncover dark secrets about his new friends and his new home.