Sports Day is an important part of Japanese school life. The school faculty and students prepare for about two months in advance, practicing how each team will make an intrance, what activities they will do, preparing the grounds by weeding the field, practicing the dances, beautifying the school, and practicing the activities. Schools are divided into 2 or three teams. Each team has a color. This year, the teams are red and white. Students are randomly assigned a team. The elementary and JHS students are treated as one school, but the activities will be different. The elementary school students will dance the Kagura. JHS students will play the horse game, leg ties, etc.
Today we weeded the field together.