Photo of the Day (4.20.10)

Welcome to Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan – home of the Crying Sumo Baby Festival. Yes, you read that right. Crying sumo babies. The rules are simple: two sumo wrestlers face off in a ring and each is handed a baby. The babies are raised and whichever baby cries the loudest, wins. Brilliant!

This photo was taken by Flickr user Vyxle at the 2008 Crying Sumo Baby Festival. If you’re headed to Tokyo, this Asakusa guide lists the festival to be in ‘late April’, so keep an eye (and ear) out for the shrill sound of infant waterworks.

Click through below for a video from a Crying Sumo Baby Festival – a picture may be worth a thousand words, but there’s nothing like watching this cuteness in action.

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