What is Kancho?
Kancho is the ancient art of clasping your hands together and poking someone… in the rear. Kancho is not meant to be vulgar or mean, in fact it is rarely used in an antagonistic way, like a nipple twister, or a head noogie, but rather as a kind of affection, similar to athletes patting each other’s butts. Foreign teachers in Japan are often the target of Kancho. This is partly due to their celebrity status in schools, as many kids want to be the one who Kanchoed the English teacher. Kancho.org is the brainchild of teachers in Japan who saw how funny Kancho is, and wanted to teach the world about Kancho.