Crying Sumo ceremonies are a hit in Japan

Sumo wrestlers are making babies cry all over Japan! Why? Because some believe a baby’s cry is “innocent and purifying” and that their cries will help the little babes grow up strong and healthy. Watch the video and judge for yourself—some of the babies you see look terrified and only time will tell if the tears shed at this crying ceremony had any (positive) effect. But whether or not they do, it’s one entertaining video to watch (if you don’t mind screaming babies) or scary-looking sumos.

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.