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.Kancho (カンチョー kanchō?)[1] is a prank often played in Japan; it is performed by clasping the hands together so the index fingers are pointing out and attempting to insert them sharply into someone's anal region when the victim is not looking.^ Kids in Japan put their hands in the position of hands together with their index fingers pointed outward with the purpose of sticking them up someone's butt.
  • teach English in Japan - Gen Kanai weblog 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.kanai.net [Source type: General]

^ Form the universal Kancho fist by putting your palms together, intertwining the fingers of your right and left hands, leaving the index fingers pointing straight out.
  • Kancho University 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.kancho.org [Source type: General]

^ I really don't know if the origin of this word is Japanese or not, but it's kind of a game that school kids play where they put their hands together, extend their index fingers and stick them into someones ass.
  • Japanese Manga Lesson: Part 5 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.reimeika.ca [Source type: General]

[2][3] .It is similar to the wedgie or a goosing, although, as compared to kancho, the former mentioned acts do not involve physical contact which is quite as intimate or direct.^ Called Kancho it’s played in a similar spirit to giving someone a wedgie.
  • You Can't Kancho the Willing - GayGamer.net 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC gaygamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although meant to be a joke, the act of Kancho may be considered sexual harassment.
  • Kancho University 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.kancho.org [Source type: General]

A Kancho is often executed simultaneously as the offending party loudly expresses the second syllable of "Kan-CHO!"

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Etymology

.The word is a slang adoption of the Japanese word for enema (浣腸 kanchō?)[4].^ The name kancho comes from the Japanese word for "enema" which is written in English as "kanchou."
  • Frequently asked questions about Kancho.org 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.kancho.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But the kancho we are talking about doesn't have its own Japanese kanji, and it's not quite an enema, so we think a new word is in order.
  • Frequently asked questions about Kancho.org 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.kancho.org [Source type: Original source]

In accordance with widespread practice, the word is generally written in katakana when used in its slang sense, and in kanji when used of enemas in the medical sense.

Scope

The prank is pervasive in Japan. .There are anime glorifying this act (such as the anime Naruto, where it has been called the Thousand Years of Death).^ Kancho is on a come-back since the anime Naruto calls it the Thousand Years of Pain/Death technique.
  • You Can't Kancho the Willing - GayGamer.net 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC gaygamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Japan, there is even a TV gameshow where a celebrity routinely kanchōs random people.^ I would see random people at my school and even some relatives reading them.
  • GaijinSmash.net | My Kids Are Perverted 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.gaijinsmash.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]
This prank is not exclusive to Japan. In South Korea, it is known as "ttong chim" (also Romanized as "dong chim" or "ddong chim" and roughly translating to "poop needle") and in the Philippines, it is known as "katsibong", "bembong", "bombet", "jempot" or "pidyok", from the Filipino word "tumbong" for rectum. .In certain countries, the act of kancho may be illegal and considered sexual harassment, or even sexual assault, although children are given more leniency.^ Although meant to be a joke, the act of Kancho may be considered sexual harassment.
  • Kancho University 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.kancho.org [Source type: General]

^ Kancho makes many people uncomfortable and in some regions could be considered sexual assault.
  • Frequently asked questions about Kancho.org 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.kancho.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I feel like it was more okay in the 90s, when sexual harassment was less of a spoken-of problem and people were not so protective of their assholes.
  • Boonga, The Satisfying Kancho Game - TOKYOMANGO 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.tokyomango.com [Source type: General]

While the practice is known in South Korea, there have been cases where adults performing it have been arrested. However, in Japan it is considered a childish prank rather than a criminal act.[citation needed]
.In February 2006, Nanmon Kaiketsu (Solving Difficult Problems), an NHK TV show about social problems, speculated that the long-term leniency of Kancho is an indirect cause of the rampant train gropings across Japan.^ But training in Japan was nothing like training in the U.K. Although Robert was very, very fit at this time, nothing could have prepared him for what he was about to endure.
  • Tenshinkan Karate Federation UK/Training in Japan 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC www.tenshinkan.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Several years later, during the early 1970’s, Kancho Joko Ninomiya came to America for special training in preparation for the All Japan Tournament.
  • Enshin Karate at Jacobs Park YMCA 15 September 2009 8:14 UTC tucson.enshin.com [Source type: Original source]

See also

References

An act of kancho is shown in the final episode of the anime series Planetes.

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Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 13, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Kancho, which are similar to those in the above article.








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