Gekkeikan

Sake

Founded in 1637 by the Okura family, Gekkeikan, which means laurel wreath in Japanese, is the oldest sake house in the Kyoto area.

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Gekkeikan

Founded in 1637 by the Okura family, Gekkeikan, which means laurel wreath in Japanese, is the oldest sake house in the Kyoto area.

Originally, Gekkeikan was just a liquor store located in the town of Fushimi. It wasn't until 1783 that sake making really began with the construction of the first brewery. After establishing its own sake brewing research laboratory in 1909, Gekkeikan has continuously improved and innovated, contributing to the development of Fushimi sake.

Today, the small family brewery has grown into a successful group specializing in the manufacture, sale and export, and import of alcoholic beverages, with several breweries producing a wide range of sakes.

All Gekkeikan breweries are located in and around Fushimi, where the groundwater is full of high quality water that is pumped out for use in brewing sake.

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