In this painting, playing children around 1890 are depicted.
The toy being pulled with a string by the child on the right is called Kijiuma.
The Kijiuma seems to have been made by some member of the child’s family.
The two boys on the left are riding each other and this game is called Noriuma-asobi.
The winner of the game of “rock-paper-scissors” rides on the back of the loser and asks the other how many fingers he is showing, saying, “Shika shika nambo?” and showing a number with his finger.
If the child under him can guess the number, the former becomes the rider in turn.