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Japanese Baby-Crying Sumo Festival – Nakizumo

http://therovingroninreport.blogspot.jp/2013/06/nakizumo-baby-crying-sumo-festival.html
Nakizumo is a 400-year old tradition where parents hand over their kids to burly sumo wrestlers for the sake of their little one’s health. The wrestlers along with the gyoji (referee) try to make the babies cry. The first one who cries wins. If no baby cries, they get judges to come in with devil masks to frighten the poop out the babies.

Nakizumo takes place several places in Japan but the most prominent is at Senso-ji Temple in the Asakusa ward of Tokyo. This event is held on April 29 which is a national holiday.

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