Originated from the culturally rich city of Ashiya.

In April 1969, Henri Charpentier was established in front of Hanshin Ashiya Station, as a small coffee shop where desserts were served. Ashiya is a scenic area, which has been captivating many great writers and intellectuals for many years. It also is a city which has been assimilating foreign culture and arranging them with their creative inspiration.

We were nurtured by this modernism of Ashiya, and have been creating various stories. Ashiya is our birthplace, and it is the only place that has all of our foundations. We are constantly evolving, without ever forgetting our origin, and will strive to add new chapters filled with discoveries and wonders to our story.