Kkotchatgi Nori

Kkotchatgi Nori

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Korean Folk Arts > Folk Games

Writer LeeSangho(李相昊)

A game taking a team member from another team through continuous rounds of rock-paper-scissors along to a song.

Depending on the region, it is either called the Kkotchatgi, Saramppaeasaogi Nori (Steal the Player Nori), and Dalmaji Nori (welcoming the moon).

Each team has four to five members. A space that is big enough for many people to shout is required for the game, while the larger the area, the better. At first, players create two teams and stand face-to-face. Also, the teammates hold each other’s hands when standing side-by-side. Once everyone is ready, team A starts to walk toward team B, saying, “Why did you come, why did you come, why did you come to our house?” until their song ends, while team B walks backward. After team A’s song has ended, team B begins to walk forward singing their song, saying “We came, we came, we came to look for a flower, ” while fending back the team A.

Along to the song, team A asks, “What kind of flower did you come, come to find?” In return, team B answers, “We came, came to look for ‘…’ flower, ” calling out the name of a certain flower (person) in team A. The person called by team B and one person of team A play a round of rock-paper-scissors, and the loser becomes the teammate of the winner. After rearranging the lines, the winning team walks forward, saying “We won the flower basket!” Meanwhile, the lost team pulls back, saying, “How terrible it is we lost!” This process continues until one team takes all the members of the other team.

The point of the game is placed in threatening the other team. Players raise their voices and stampede the other team to domineer them in a repetitive way. Here, Gawi Bawi Bo for taking a member of the other team is just another way to continue game play.

Kkotchatgi Nori

Kkotchatgi Nori
Location of the encyclopedia

Korean Folk Arts > Folk Games

Writer LeeSangho(李相昊)

A game taking a team member from another team through continuous rounds of rock-paper-scissors along to a song.

Depending on the region, it is either called the Kkotchatgi, Saramppaeasaogi Nori (Steal the Player Nori), and Dalmaji Nori (welcoming the moon).

Each team has four to five members. A space that is big enough for many people to shout is required for the game, while the larger the area, the better. At first, players create two teams and stand face-to-face. Also, the teammates hold each other’s hands when standing side-by-side. Once everyone is ready, team A starts to walk toward team B, saying, “Why did you come, why did you come, why did you come to our house?” until their song ends, while team B walks backward. After team A’s song has ended, team B begins to walk forward singing their song, saying “We came, we came, we came to look for a flower, ” while fending back the team A.

Along to the song, team A asks, “What kind of flower did you come, come to find?” In return, team B answers, “We came, came to look for ‘…’ flower, ” calling out the name of a certain flower (person) in team A. The person called by team B and one person of team A play a round of rock-paper-scissors, and the loser becomes the teammate of the winner. After rearranging the lines, the winning team walks forward, saying “We won the flower basket!” Meanwhile, the lost team pulls back, saying, “How terrible it is we lost!” This process continues until one team takes all the members of the other team.

The point of the game is placed in threatening the other team. Players raise their voices and stampede the other team to domineer them in a repetitive way. Here, Gawi Bawi Bo for taking a member of the other team is just another way to continue game play.