While the grown-up sumo wrestlers prepare for the upcoming grand sumo tournament in Tokyo (starting May 6), a somewhat younger field of competitors will face off in Hiroshima. Dressed in colorful kimono, the contestants will compete in speed and stamina in the noble sport of crying.

The event is called naki-zumo, which translates as the “crying baby sumo,” and the rules are simple: Two toddlers are placed on pillows facing each other. A sumo referee will then start to taunt the babies, trying to persuade them to shed tears by ordering them to “nake, nake” (“cry, cry”). If this doesn’t do the job, the referee will pull out his devil mask and try to give the kids a fright. The winner is the toddler who cries the longest and hardest.

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