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On page 3 of chapter 9, Sakamoto is walking while holding two rods in his hands. What is he trying to accomplish doing that?

Sakamoto walking with two rods in his hands

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Sakamoto is holding the L-shaped dowsing rods, which are used to

locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, gravesites, and many other objects and materials.

Two L-shaped metal wire rods

The rods enable Sakamoto to:

  • physically locate the trap set up by Acchan and his gang
  • spiritually locate "points which require adjustment".
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  • I'd say, in the end, it's similar to how a divining rod works. They often also have the symbolism of finding things other than water.
    – Cattua
    Mar 22 '15 at 5:13

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