Kanchō (カンチョー) is a prank performed by clasping the hands together in the shape of an imaginary gun and attempting to poke an unsuspecting victim's anus, often while exclaiming "Kan-CHO!". It is a common prank among children in East Asian countries such as Japan. In Korea, it is called ddongchim (Korean: 똥침). In China, it is popularly called Qiānnián shā (千年殺), which was derived from the jutsu technique in the manga and anime series Naruto. 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 for enemas in the medical sense.
In English-speaking countries, the prank is known as goosing.
In popular culture
Boong-Ga Boong-Ga is a video game for the Korean and Japanese market that allows the player to engage in simulated kanchō.
"Ddong Chim" is the title of a first season episode of Kim's Convenience which focuses on the fallout from the prank.
In the manga and anime series Naruto, Kakashi Hatake uses One Thousand Years of Death (千年殺し Sennen Goroshi), a jutsu technique based on the prank, on Naruto Uzumaki in one of the first chapters. Naruto himself later uses a similar technique when fighting Gaara.
In the game series Guilty Gear, the character named Faust commonly uses the kancho as a common attack.
- Ashcraft, Brian; Snow, Jean (2008). Arcade Mania!: The Turbo-charged World of Japan's Game Centers. Kodansha International. p. [page needed]. ISBN 978-4-7700-3078-8. (noting that the prank is popular among schoolchildren)
- Tomochika (31 May 2008). ""Kanchō!" wa ikite ita". Asahi Shimbun.
- Garrido, Ben (28 January 2010). "Stranger in a strange land". Reno News & Review. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- 「カンチョー少年の像」の躍動感がハンパない. RocketNews24 (in Japanese). 6 May 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-05.
- Makihara, Kumiko (23 July 2009). "My Un-American Son". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- "Goose". Wiktionary.