|Orignal Release Date||February 25, 2010|
Kotohogushi-hen (言祝し編, Congratulating Chapter) is the original chapter that appeared in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Dai Yon Kan "Kizuna". This chapter explores Hanyū's past as Hainiryūn Yeasomūru Jeda and the origin of Onigafuchi Swamp and Hinamizawa.
This chapter is similar to Hanyū's past mentioned in Saikoroshi-hen and Miotsukushi-hen, but Kotohogushi-hen is much more detailed, especially the appearance of Furude Riku, Hainiryūn's lover and father of their child, Furude Ōka. More characters introduced, such as Ryūnnioku, Hainiryūn's trustworthy clan member; Kimiyoshi Shino, head of the Kimiyoshi clan; and Sonozaki Mao, head of the Sonozaki clan.
|Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna|
|Someutsushi-hen | Kagebōshi-hen | Tokihogushi-hen | Kotohogushi-hen|