Sumo baby crying contest!! 👶😭
Yep, if you hate kids, or, you love them and you think they're being stalked by evil spirits 😈, this festival (Nazikumo) is for you!
Sumo wrestlers compete on stage to make their respective babies cry the fastest .
If the babies do not start crying fast enough, the referee usually puts on a mask 👺 and starts chanting "CRY, CRY, CRY" in their faces until the winner breaks
The baby that cries the fastest wins, and is assured good health for his/her life! 🤸♀️
This year 160 babies were brought to the festival 👶, which is held annually at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo .
Do you think the event is cruel? Or just some lighthearted fun and tradition? Let us know in the comments 🙏
Credit: Issei Kato, Eugene Hoshiko