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Sake barrels outside the Gekkeikan Ōkura Memorial Hall

Gekkeikan Sake Company, Ltd. (, Gekkeikan Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of sake and plum wine based in Fushimi, Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1637 by Jiemon Ōkura, in Fushimi,[1] it is one of the world's oldest companies, and is a member of the Henokiens group[2]. 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 25% of the American sake market.[3]

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  1. ^ Gekkeikan (in English)
  2. ^, 13enForme -. "Les Hénokiens - Association internationale d'entreprises familiales au moins bicentenaires". Hénokiens. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  3. ^ Gekkeikan: Overseas Business Archived 2008-01-03 at the Wayback Machine.. Gekkeikan. Accessed March 23, 2015.