At Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto, a "crying sumo wrestling" was held to wish for the healthy growth of babies, and the cheerful cries of "baby sumo wrestlers" echoed in the precincts.
The "Naki Sumo" at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, was held for the first time in four years due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and on the 4th, about 28 babies from 5 months old to 1 year and 11 months old participated.
When the "baby wrestlers" wearing colorful makeup went up to the small arena with their guardians and showed off their energetic tears, there were loud cheers and applause.
A mother in her 20s from Kita-ku, Kyoto, said, "When I went up to the ring and Gyoji called out to me, I started crying loudly.
On the 28th, Ura, a graduate of Toba High School in Kyoto, who won the sumo spring tournament, also visited and watched the "Naki Sumo".
Ura took a commemorative photo with the babies after the wrestling match with a smile and said, "There were many healthy babies and I was energized.