As the first working day of the G20 summit comes to a close, the Live Kitchen at the summit venue has brought out a drink that might help guests wind down: Sake.
Sake, also called Japanese rice wine, is an alcoholic drink made by fermenting rice. Sake is the national drink of Japan and is often served with a special ceremony.
The Live Kitchen, which has been serving Japanese cuisine all day, is now serving attendees 150 types of sake in masu cups -- traditional square cups made from cypress wood that is said to enhance the sake's flavor.
Earlier Friday, sake was served at the world leaders' working lunch, as well as other dishes made with local and regional ingredients.
In 2018, Japan’s alcohol exports were valued at 61.8 billion yen (almost $574 million), according to the G20 2019 website.