The Nakizumo crying baby festival in Tokyo – in pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2013/apr/29/crying-baby-festival-tokyo-pictures
Excerpt:

“Japanese parents bring their children to the Sensoji Temple to let novice sumo wrestlers goad their children into crying. The seemingly cruel rite is performed in the belief that their cries will result in them living a long and healthy life”

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