In 1948… Uncle Tetsu was born. As their first-born child, Uncle Tetsu was obliged to help his parents in their sweets business from the very young age of just 5 years old! He grew up baking and preparing scrumptious desserts at their Hakata Sweet Shop. Later on in life, while he studied English Literature at the Seinan Gakuin University, he created and published a community town magazine called Tessy. But it wasn’t long before he went back to the food service business to operate a popular restaurant by the name of HANAJAM, where college friends and young people often gathered.