Jan Ken Pon Yo


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 - Rōmaji

(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

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 (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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