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Naki Sumo baby crying contest

Normally efforts are made to make a baby stop crying but at this festival- usually  held in April – parents bring their babies  where sumo wrestles are given the responsibility to make their babies cry.

They either use a mask or use words to frighten the baby. It is a belief if a baby cries then the demons run away.  The louder the baby  cries the better it is and that baby wins the contest.

A look at those wrestlers should be  enough I suppose for a baby to cry but it seems that does not work.

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