Crying Baby Sumo Festival

09:00 - 16:00

This festival is held every year on the Sunday that follows September 19th. It features a traditional event held in the ring of Ikiko Shrine to pray for the healthy growth of children and a disease-free society. Sumo wrestlers step into the ring with an infant child in their arms. They then swing the infant from the east to the west, then with a shout, raise it over their head 3 times, competing to see which infant lets out the greatest cry.

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Crying Baby Sumo Festival

1167 Momiyamamachi, Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture 322-0046, Japan