Japan never ceases to amaze, and a clear proof of that – an annual festival called “Naki Sumo.” Here you will not bright fireworks and balloons with helium , or the tears of children. Yes, yes, “Naki Sumo” – a festival of crying babies.
The bizarre event, held for over 400 years, is based on the concept that a long cry is good for the health of babies.
Eager mothers bring the children to the event where Sumo wrestlers and high priests coax babies into a state of distress.
No physical pain is inflicted on the babies; the sumo wrestlers instead growl and scowl in order to get a wail.