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    Hana Ichi Monme is a traditional Japanese children’s game. The game is similar to the game Red Rover in the Western world. This game is often played in kindergartens and elementary schools. The children split into two groups, and the members of each group hold hands, so that the teams face each other in two lines. One group steps toward the other in the rhythm of a song that is used only for the game, and the other steps back so that the team lines remain parallel. In each phrase of the song, the team that is stepping back changes, and the team creates a move that associates a swing. The name “Hana Ichi Monme” means “a flower is one monme.” A monme is an historical Japanese coin with a value of 3.75 grams of silver.