This is a Japanese version of Rock, Paper, Scissors. (source)

Lyrics - Rōmaji

(Japanese folk song)

Jankenpon, yo
Jankenpon, yo
Gū choki pā
1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

English Translation - Rock paper scissors fist

Rock paper scissors fist,
Rock paper scissors fist,
Rock paper scissors fist, (source)
Rock scissors paper!

Japanese – じゃん拳

グー チョキ パー


Partners face each other. At the end of the song, everyone counts to five. On the number five, each partner shows his hand: either rock, paper or scissors. The losing partners are “out.” The winning partners pair up with each other. (If both have the same hand, they both lose.)

See also


  • Song with chords, Lesson activities for Meter (Duple & Triple), Student Copies for Recorder Notes D,E,G,A,B (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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