There is an explanation of JANKENPO in Course" target="blank">http://www.yesjapan.com/online/frame1.mv?&vers=mix&less=10&course=1">Course 1 Lesson 2. Although I am not sure what JANKENPO means I can tell you that CHOKI = scissors, GU = rock, PA = paper. Well that is what the mean in that game. CHOKI is actually the sound of scissors cuttin, GU is a word used when referencing a fist and PA I believe refers to the sound of the hand opening up. You can also say that someone is PA and mean that they are crazy. It is also used to say that you don't have something anymore as in, OKANE WA PA NI NARIMASHITA, I no longer have any money, literally meaning "my money went PA".
I haven't done much study on the game so please just take the above as educated guessing.
Thanks. Interesting that jan-ken-po seems to be slightly mysterious. I know we don't want to spend lots of time discussing this game, but in my original post, I neglected to ask something else, and I bet you know what it is. What does the tie-breaker ai-ko-desho mean? I can't seem to figure that out either.
How do you say the jankenpo in japanese. When I lived in Japan, for instance when picking sports teams my japanese friends always used Jankenpo, but I never could understand what they were saying when they did it! Could you please tell me in words or audio stream?