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Kancho (カンチョー kanchō?) is a prank performed by clasping the hands together in the shape of an imaginary gun and attempting to insert the extended index fingers sharply into an unsuspecting victim's anus, often while exclaiming "Kan-CHO!".
The word is a slang adoption of the Japanese word for enema (浣腸 kanchō?). 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.
- Boong-Ga Boong-Ga, a video game for the Korean and Japanese market that allows the player to engage in simulated Kanchoing.
- School prank
- "Lisa's Japanese Below-the-Belt Prank Tutorial | Table Of Malcontents". Wired. 2006-12-01. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
- Ashcraft, Brian & Jean Snow. Arcade Mania: The Turbo-charged World of Japan's Game Centers (2008) (noting that the prank is popular among schoolchildren)
- Makihara, Kumiko (2009-07-24). "My Un-American Son". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-07.