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".

Sake barrels outside the Gekkeikan Ōkura Memorial Hall

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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  2. ^ "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.