Monday, September 8, 2008

Baby Sumo

Babies cry as they are lifted up by amateur sumo wrestlers during the "Aka-chan Naki-zumo" (crying baby sumo) competition at Karo Shrine in Tottori on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. The competition, to pray for the healthy development of children, has been held annually since 1989 as part of the shrine's autumn festival. About 80 babies participated in this year's competition. In a "bout," the winner is the first to cry. (Mainichi)