Naki Sumo: The Baby Crying Festival

Evelyn

Mar 10, 2017

Naki Sumo is a baby crying festival, and if you will, competition. It’s a 400-year-old tradition that is said to keep rug-rats in good health. The festival itself involves two sumo wrestlers holding a baby each as a referee puts on grotesque masks in an attempt to make the babies cry. The toddler who cries the longest and loudest is declared the winner. The origin or even the purpose of this festival ranges from unknown to redundant.

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