its a prayer labyrinth - seen em before
You could jog your whole three miles in an itty bitty space. Japan should look into this.
That’s one suggestion as the article mentioned. But why would it be called a game watched by spectators in the late 17th century if that was the only possibility.
Yup. The idea was the devil/evil spirits would get lost on the turns, because the Debble could only travel in straight lines.
These days we expect Christians to walk the straight and narrow...