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Baby-cry Sumo competition

The Crying Sumo competition takes place in Japan to wish for the good health of children as it is said that crying is good for the health of babies.

Baby-cry Sumo competition
A baby held by a student sumo wrestler cries during the 'Baby-cry Sumo' competition at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo on May 30, 2015. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with good health. (AFP/Getty Images)
Baby-cry Sumo competition
A baby held by a student sumo wrestler cries during the 'Baby-cry Sumo' competition at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo on May 30, 2015. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with good health. (AFP/Getty Images)
Baby-cry Sumo competition
A referee (R) attempts the baby to cry using an evil mask during the 'Baby-cry Sumo' competition at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo on April 26, 2014. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help making babies cry out a wish to grow up with a good health. (AFP/Getty Images)
Baby-cry Sumo competition
Sumo wrestling students hold babies as they try to make them cry during the Crying Sumo competition at Sensoji Temple on April 28, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. The first baby to cry wins the competition. The ceremony takes place in Japan to wish for the good health of the child as it is said that crying is good for the health of babies. (Getty Images)
Baby-cry Sumo competition
Babies held by student sumo wrestlers cry while a referee (C) in a traditional costume looks on during the 'Baby-cry Sumo' competition at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo on April 26, 2014. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help making babies cry out a wish to grow up with a good health. (AFP/Getty Images)
Baby-cry Sumo competition
Babies held by amateur sumo wrestlers cry during the 'baby-cry sumo' competition at the Irugi shrine in Tokyo on September 21, 2014. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with a good health. (AFP/Getty Images)
Baby-cry Sumo competition
Babies held by amateur sumo wrestlers cry during the 'baby-cry sumo' competition at the Irugi shrine in Tokyo on September 21, 2014. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with a good health. (AFP/Getty Images)