In Japan’s 400-year-old Naki Zumo festival, there’s a bizarre tradition for determining a baby’s health: A baby cry match-off where Sumo wrestlers hold up babies and get them to cry.
The baby, who cries the most is apparently deemed healthy. Also as the video from Russia Today shows below, parents have to pay a fee of over $100 to join in. The festival takes place at Kamitori Maekawa shrine in Yokohama in Japan.
The rules are pretty simple for this: Hold the babies and get them to cry, if that doesn’t happen then the babies are shown some scary masks to get them to wail.
Watch video below to see the full thing: