Juryo Kinjite (禁じ手) – Hair Pulling

One Of The Few Things You Can’t Do In Sumo

Day 10 Juryo bout between Kitataiki and Asahisho saw an interesting ending, ruled hansoku, or disqualifcation. This happened when Kitataiki pulled Asahisho by the topknot (chonmage). After the bout was decided, the judges held a Monoii, and Kitataiki was declared to have committed one of the few fouls in sumo. The bout was recorded as ending in “hansoku” or grave infraction of the rules.