泣き相撲

Crying Sumo Festival

Come to the Nakizumo Festival

Come along ,this Friday of Golden Week, to the Nakizumo Festival! Be one of the many spectators helping these babies grow up big and strong. Naki! Naki! Naki! Or bring along your infants to ensure them a strong healthy life.

泣き相撲- Nakizumo

The Japanese term, Nakizumo, literally translates into crying baby sumo. This is a festival held on the friday of Golden Week as part of childrens day. The festival consists of babies being held by student sumo wrestlers, to see which baby cries first, and which cries the loudest. In the event of a baby which does not cry, Shinto Priests bring out scary masks, whilst the Sumos chant "Naki! Naki! Naki!" (Cry! Cry! Cry!), to induce the flow of tears.

Crying Baby, Strong Baby

This festival originated around 400 years ago. The belief behind this festival is that making the babies cry will cause them to grow up strong and healthy. It is also said that a babies crying wards off evil spirits(aswell as anything with a sense of hearing).

泣き相撲- Nakizumo

Friday, May 9th, 12pm

Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima, Hiroshima

The Festival is not only held in Hiroshima, but all around the world. However the main festival is held in Hiroshima.

We are The ICUCRI - International Conservation Union for Crying Regulation Infants

An Australian based group who's life is based around the planning and making the best party, worldwide.