Raising the Shukyuu is the act of decapitating a slain enemy commander so that one may claim personal glory over the occasion. This was an act customary during the brutal Warring States period, when the promotion of a soldier was sometimes tied to the number and importance of heads that the soldier gathered, hence "promotion level determined by heads".[1]


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