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Babies crying with sumo wrestlers

Nakizumo festival at Asakusa shrine, Tokyo: The tradition says that the louder a baby cries, the healthier the baby will grow. At the Nakizumo festival babies are given by their parents to sumo wrestlers who try to make the little ones cry as loud as they can. If the little ones do not seem to be bothered by the sumo wrestlers’ efforts, there is also a priest with a scary mask to speed up the proceedings. The baby who makes the baby cry first or louder wins the contest

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Taken on May 30, 2015