It may not seem a 'good' thing, but Japanese parents watch on as sumo wrestlers try to reduce their babies to tears as part of a centuries-old ritual.
For most parents, hoping that their babies cry as little as possible is considered normal. In the case of these young kids, crying is considered something to wish for.
Over a 100 crying babies were subjected to the ordeal at Tokyo's Irugi Shrine as the wrestlers bounced them up and down quickly in a makeshift sumo ring in a bid to bring about tears.
Indeed, if the violent bouncing does not work, the wrestlers resort to roaring and yelling atRead More »from Sumo wrestlers try to make babies cry... for 'good' reason