School Sports Day In Japan 

Day in life of Japanese school parents


Undokai, School Sports Festival, is a big deal in Japan. Kids practice for several weeks so they can put good performance for parents and hope the weather will cooperate as well. 

On the day of the Sports Festival, daddies or grandpas get up around 4.00-4.30 am to go to school premises and strategically place their mat, so the family can enjoy watching the festival from a good spot. Already just the understanding of what is s good spot varies. Somebody prefers closest to the spot where his child will perform, somebody just wants a good place in a shade. My husband has no time to go there that early but we are lucky, our neighbors are super sweet and place mat for us as well. So we come to carefully chosen spot. To my husbands”delight” it’s the one close to the kids, but also on full on sun. 

The kids spend whole day running, dancing, performing different disciplines for the parents and guests. You can see lots of work goes in it. This year has been so hot, imagine sitting on direct sun, 30 C from morning till 3 pm. 


We all came home with some type of sunburn. Nothing big luckily, as we applied sunscreen, I took extra care with my face, but on several places, like shoulders, legs etc, my skin was red and started to hurt. So I turned to my Essential oils for relief. 

The easiest and most effective combination for sunburn is Peppermint and Lavender Essential oils. There is several ways. I simply mixed 5 drops of Lavender, 2 drops of Peppermint with tablespoon of coconut oil and rubbed it onto my skin. It feels so good! 


You can create cold compress with cold water and Lavender if you’re really burned and need to cool down. At that point mix 10 drops of Lavender in cold water, soak your cloth in it and put on your burned spots. 


It works wonders and proves that Lavender Essential oil is one of the most beautiful, helpful oils we have. And you gonna smell great too. That is always a plus, right? 
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