We tried something new, and it turned out to be a "winner"! Since we could not use the poolside of the Hilton Tokyo Bay as a venue anymore, we needed to find something new quick. After an extensive search, we finally came to an agreement with the Keio Floral Garden Ange to launch a 1. August celebration resembling the casual festivities back in Switzerland. The people of the Floral Garden were very keen on hosting us, and offered us an irresistible deal. This allowed us to set the price for admission at JPY 3000 for members and JPY 5000 for non-members, which is ridiculously low for what was offered.
Small wonder that we had a turn-out of over 120 guests, who appeared to enjoy the party enormously and left with satisfied smiles on their faces. That the approaching typhoon No. 6 decided not to join the party of course helped too.
We are not entirely sure what will be in store for our National Day Celebration 2020, as the Embassy might plan something special in connection with all the activities related to the Olympic Games next year, but we will definitely be back in the Keio Floral Garden Ange!