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 Yamato Damacy

A video weblog called Yamato Damacy in their 11th Episode have the two foreign hosts Rahman and Jesse take to the streets of Karuizawa in Japan to challenge people to games of RPS.

This video is a great introduction to Japanese-style RPS. It should be required viewing for any enthusiast wanting to understand the cultural differences of the Japanese-style…READ MORE

 

Yamato Damacy A video weblog called Yamato Damacy in their 11th Episode have the two foreign hosts Rahman and Jesse take to the streets of Karuizawa in Japan to challenge people to games of RPS.

This video is a great introduction to Japanese-style RPS. It should be required viewing for any enthusiast wanting to understand the cultural differences of the Japanese-style game.  Note the unique priming ritual, cadence and how the Japanese efficiently deal with stalemates. Because the video has been subtitled, it also is a great way to learn some Japanese RPS lingo.

We should point out that the World RPS Society has always had issue with how the Japanese deliver their paper (or ‘Pa’): generally horizontal with fingers spread out. Later on in the video there is a clear illustration of exactly how this can can be abused. Rest assured, the WRPSS will continue with its lobbying efforts to change this practice which unfortunately has been ingrained in the culture for generations.

To view the episode click here  It is about 10 minutes long