Babies cry as part of tradition in Asakusa Nakizumo festival(5 images)

Parents have their babies cry as they are held by sumo wrestlers as part of the "baby crying contest
(Naki Sumo)" at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo on Sunday.

Babies are held by amateur sumo wrestlers and are made to cry. The theory behind this practice stems from a proverb that translates to "Crying babies grow fat" and a belief that the cries will force out nearby demons. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo
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