Why is the Japanese course "blue"?
I was wondering why is this blue?
The color of each of the other courses can be found on the corresponding flag. Why is the Japanese course an exception?
"What good is such a flag, I wonder."
What 'good' is any flag? They serve no real purpose other than identification.
That being said, the symbol on the flag does indeed represent the country. The Japanese name for Japan- nihon-koku - means 'the nation of the origin of the sun'.
It's probably the simplest and most direct national flag out here.
On the flag
Russia- has blue
Netherlands- has blue
Sweden- has blue
My only guess is that it is due to the Japanese football team.... but I don't think from my experience the Japanese at Duo are huge football fans, and all other teams other than the football team wear red
I meant that the colours on the flags of the nations with blue backgrounds have some sort of blue
Japan does not but they have a blue background
The landmark that represents the Japanese course is the Floating Torii Gate. It sits in a harbor, hence the "floating." My guess is that it would have been hard to tell that it's actually out in the water if it was set to a red background.
(I actually saw it years ago, and I want to say that it was off an island just a ferry ride out of Hiroshima.)