The G20 leaders accompanied by their spouses have arrived at a gala dinner, which is concluding the first day of the summit currently taking place in Japanese city of Osaka.
Before the gala dinner, G20 leaders watched a play by Kyogen, the Japanese comic theater, performed by Mansai Nomura.
The gala dinner is being held in a guest house on the territory of Osaka Castle that was built back in the 16th century. The fortress, damaged many times since its establishment and subsequently reconstructed, is surrounded by a park, which is very popular during the cherry blossom period.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose country hosts this year's G20 summit, proposed a toast during the leaders' dinner on Friday wishing that the meeting will be successful in bringing peace and prosperity to the world.
The overall atmosphere of the dinner looked positive. Before the toast, Russian President Vladimir Putin leaned to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was sitting next to him, and apparently told her a joke with both leaders laughing.
"Let me propose a toast wishing a great success of the G20 Osaka summit for peace and prosperity of the world and for your health and greater success. Kampai! [Cheers!]," Abe said during the dinner.
All leaders followed Abe's lead and raised their sake cups and said "kampai." After the toast, US President Donald Trump turned to Putin — the two leaders were separated by an empty chair of Abe, who was still at the podium at the moment — and said something, with the Russian president nodding. Trump was also the only leader shown by the host broadcaster, who drank wine and not sake, to the toast.
Earlier in the day, the spouses of the G20 leaders visited Kyoto's Tofukuji temple where they fed koi carps and participated in a tea ceremony, while their partners were taking part in the summit's official program.