How to play Rock Paper Scissors in Japanese – じゃんけん (Janken) – Handy Illustrated Guide
Japanese Rock Paper Scissors
In Japan, “rock paper scissors” is referred to as “じゃんけん”(Janken).
Although it is called different names in different places, the rules of the game are the generally same in every country.
In Japan – Rock, Paper, Scissors – or Janken is used to settle disagreements, select participants, and determine the order in which people will do something. It is an important part of making friends with Japanese people – so you should really learn the nuances of how the Japanese play.
In this handy illustrated guide, you will be learning how to play Janken with illustrations.
Rules of Janken (Japanese Rock, Paper, Scissors)
Just like how you play “rock scissors paper” .When playing Janken, “グー” (Guu) beats “チョキ”(Choki), “チョキ” beats “パー” (Paa)and “パー” beats “グー”. “グー”, “チョキ” and “パー” refer to rock, scissors paper respectively. When it is a draw, it is called a あいこ(aiko).
An illustration guide
Step ①: 最初はグー
Step ②: じゃんけんぽん
Step ③: あいこでしょ
Let’s take a look at how the boy Kaito and the girl Yui played Janken!
Janken is really engaging and fun to play. When there is a dispute between friends over something, it is also a fair way to solve the problem.
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