The Quiz: Why was 11 August chosen to be Mountain Day in Japan?
A It’s the last day of summer vacation for Japanese schoolchildren
B It’s the anniversary of the first successful summit climb of Mount Fuji
C The shape of the kanji characters for ’11’ and ‘August’
The eleventh of August was already the date on which several mountainous regions celebrated their mountains. In kanji, the number eight resembles a mountain and 11 looks like a tree.
The correct answer to this quiz is The shape of the kanji characters for ’11’ and ‘August’.