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Sake barrels outside the Gekkeikan Ōkura Memorial Hall

Gekkeikan ( Gekkeikan Kabushikigaisha?) is a Japanese manufacturer of sake based in Fushimi, Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1637 by Rokurouemon Okura, in Fushimi,[1] it is one of the world's oldest companies. The name of the company literally means "laurel wreath".

Gekkeikan's United States subsidiary, Gekkeikan Sake (USA), Inc., is located in Folsom, California. The company controls approximately 40% of the American sake market.[2]

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  1. ^ Gekkeikan (English)
  2. ^ Gekkeikan: Overseas Business. Gekkeikan. Accessed January 15, 2008.