Kancho ninja

Azrael, a black American teaching English at a middle school in Japan, provides a fascinating look at Japanese youth culture.

So anyway, the whole “black men have big dicks” stereotype stretches far and wide, even to the nation’s 12 year olds. Part of why I’m here is not just to kind of sort of help teach English, but to “broaden cultural perceptions”. Break stereotypes, challenge preconceived notions, all that jazz. That’s good and all, but this is one stereotype I think I’m just gonna let slide.

. . . On the days I’m avoiding them asking me that, I’m avoiding them actually trying to grab it. I shit you not, I have to play Dodgedick with Japanese Jr. High kids on a weekly basis. Boys and girls! Age, gender, doesn’t matter, they all want a stab at it. The boys are actually more persistant though. I had one boy grab for it, and when I said “No!” he put his hands together and, in English, said “Please!” Oh hell no. I was sitting next to a 12-year old boy who kept grabbing at it, and when I told him “No!” he asked “Why not?”

. . . Let me introduce you to a game Japanese kids like to play called “Kancho.”

Actually, it’s not so much a “game” as it is kids clasping their hands together, sticking out their first fingers, and shoving them up your butt. I’m really not joking.

Kancho defense wasn’t covered in orientation.

On one horrible day, Az is attacked by a horde of “Kancho/Dick Assassins.”

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  1. TMI – Too much information

  2. I never understood how the Japanese people got stereotyped as polite and distant. When I was over there they never seemed to show any reticence about walking up to complete strangers and compliment them on how well-endowed they were.

  3. What, no Michael Jackson jokes?

  4. 3 points.
    1. It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed this hard.
    2. I definitely linked to this post.
    3. If what Kacie says is true, I could use the ego boost. I’m going to Japan.

  5. It’s not just Japan – the same hands-clasped-and-up-the-ass game is played in Korea. There it’s called “dongchi.”

  6. In case it isn’t already completely clear, “kancho” is a Japanese word meaning “enema.”