Tag Archives: ties


Rock Paper Scissors – Hiroshima

Context: The informants are two teenage boys, one 15 (B) and one 19 (A), who took upon the task of explaining rock paper scissors. At first they explained the simple game used to decide the winner in a tie or make a decision between two options, but as the time went on, they explained variations… Continue Reading »

The Spade

 The Spade Folk item/tradition/game/initiation ceremony My friend told me about a folk object/tradition from her school: “The spade is close to 100 years old. It is literally a shovel, but is very old. The tradition is that every graduating Class has a color tie that they must wear at all times, and at the end… Continue Reading »