Sumo wrestlers in Japan make babies cry every year in an annual contest

June 15, 2013

There is a 400 year old tradition in Japan to make babies cry. Every year mothers hand over their babies to sumo wrestlers who make them cry. Baby crying is considered healthy and a prerequisite for good luck.

The winner of the contest is the sumo wrester who makes the baby cry faster, usually by scaring them, but never inflicting any physical pain on the babies.

Sumo wrestlers in Japan make babies cry every year in an annual contest

Sumo wrestlers in Japan make babies cry every year in an annual contest

Sumo wrestlers in Japan make babies cry every year in an annual contest

Sumo wrestlers in Japan make babies cry every year in an annual contest

Sumo wrestlers in Japan make babies cry every year in an annual contest

Sumo wrestlers in Japan make babies cry every year in an annual contest

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