2. Japan Heritage - Hitoyoshi Kuma
  3. Life and Culture
  4. 36.Kumaken


球磨拳【広域】|日本で最も豊かな隠れ里 日本遺産人吉球磨【熊本県】

Cultural Asset Data

Name Kumaken
Address Hitoyoshi Kuma region ( Kumamoto )
Contact 0966-42-1267  (Taragi Town Board of Education)

Kumaken is a hand game said to be the origin of rock-scissors-paper, but with a unique twist at the end. Once a match has been decided, the loser drinks his or her choice of shochu, while the winner basks in the glory of victory. Some players will lose on purpose just because they want to drink!

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