This is Emiko Sano, head owner of the three chocolates in Paris.
Let me introduce myself first.
Les Trois Chocolats has been established for 5 years in Saint-Paul, in the Marais district of Paris.
In Hakata, I run a chocolate factory that was created by my grandfather, and I came to France at the age of 25 to take over the family business, without knowing anything about French or confectionery.
After training at the Plaza Athénée and with Jacques Genin, I opened my own shop hoping that my chocolates would be a success in Paris.
My family's chocolate shop is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, and as I want to continue the tradition while trying something new, the Marais, both an old Parisian district and a global trendsetter, was the perfect place for me. However, at the same time, this environment represents a major challenge, as many pastry shops and chocolate shops are located there. The competition could not be tougher.