Gekkeikan

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Sake barrels outside the Gekkeikan Ōkura Memorial Hall

Gekkeikan (, 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. 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.[2]

External links

  • Gekkeikan official site
  • Gekkeikan Sake (USA), Inc. official site

References

  1. ^ Gekkeikan (in English)
  2. ^ Gekkeikan: Overseas Business Archived 2008-01-03 at the Wayback Machine.. Gekkeikan. Accessed March 23, 2015.
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