Sumoists children go to the judges in pairs and stand up opposite each other.The sense of competition is that as soon as possible to make a baby cry. Anyone whose child begins to cry the first to be declared the winner of a pair. If the children wept at the same time, then the winner is the child who was crying louder than his opponent. In the event that a child can not bring to tears, the judge puts a terrible event mask and starts to tease the baby.
Festival of crying children being in Japan for 400 years. During the competition, trying to raise the child as possible - is considered,
that the child's crying can scare off evil spirits. In addition, Japanese parents believe that participation in the festival crying helps kids grow up healthy.