Jan Ken Pon Yo

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This is a Japanese version of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Rock is called “Guu” (ぐう?). Scissors is called “Choki” (ちょき?). Paper is called “Paa” (ぱあ?). (source)

Lyrics - Transliteration

(Japanese folk song)

Jan ken pon yo,
Jan ken pon
Jan ken pon yo
Goo choji pa!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

English Translation - Beginning with stone

Literal meaning: “Beginning with stone”. (At the same time both players show their fists to start the game.) (source)
Rock scissors paper!

Japanese – じゃん拳

じゃん拳ぽん
じゃん拳ぽん
じゃん拳ぽん
グー チョキ パー

Game

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 (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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