Today, there was a reception part in Hotel Okura Tokyo, which was organized by the Embassy of Armenia to Japan in order to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of its independence. I was invited to the party and enjoyed a good time there, meeting nice people and eating delicious meals.
The party was held at Hotel Okura, located at Kamiyacho, Tokyo. The hotel is one of the most prestigious hotels in Japan with its long history (There have been held a lot of parties and receptions by the governments as well as other embassies).
The participants include those working at the government, presidents of some companies, professors, and some people who have something to do with Armenia (like me!). Everybody came with nice clothes (men in suites and women in party dress).
Well, it sounds just another party of embassy and government. But, what made it distinctive from other parties as Armenian was that they served Armenian Cognac!!! Unfortunately, I could not get 20 year old Armenia Cognac this time because it was so popular that everything had gone in 10-15 minutes So, I ended up having 6 year old one instead… Also, another one was probably “dolma”. Of course, the dolma I mean is the genuine Armenian dolma which was made of leaf of grape!!! I heard of a rumor (just a rumor so I don’t know if it is true or not) from someone last year that the recipe of the dolma was provide to the hotel chef by the wife of the ambassador. Viva ambassador’s wife! The taste was of course excellent! I guess that the guess was able to understand the taste of Armenian dishes by its dolma at least.
Anyway, it was a good time. You can see several photos from the party (I hope those photos would make you feel how it was even a little.
I will visit Tourism Expo tomorrow (Currently, it is being held in Tokyo) and stop by the Armenia booth.