Apr 212012
Nakizumo – crying sumo tournament full of laugh

Nakizumo (“crying sumo tournament”) – once a local shrine festival have recently gained country-wide popularity. In a bout between two toddlers, the one who cries louder wins.

Tournament in Asakusa district of Tokyo is organized in a particularly professional setting thanks to proximity of Kokugikan – the national hall, in which real sumo tournaments take place.