新卒で就職せずに2018年4月にLINDA HOSTEL 106を運営する会社「株式会社LINDA HOTEL SYSTEM」を設立。
ぼくがLINDA HOSTEL 106を通して実現したいことは、「日本を、大阪を好きになる旅人を増やすこと」です。
Born in Osaka 14th June 1995. After graduated, I chose not to enter the company, and established LINDA HOTEL SYSTEM, Inc. manage LINDA HOSTEL 106 April 2018.
The thing I want to implement through LINDA HOSTEL 106 is "to increase the traveler who get to like Japan, Osaka".
For that, I keep creating wealthy encounters for traveler who visited here.
I have two stories. First story, I thought I need to break out of my shell, so I traveled around whole America doing free-hug challenge. As a result, I realized it, the encounters make the traveling wealthier.
After coming back to Japan from America, what I talked about my travel in America is only about people who I met during free-hug than famous place and tourist place. There are funny people like this, and we talked about something and they taught me a lot.
After that I tend to seek the encounters with local people and take interest in meeting new people, not tourist place. So, the accommodation when I travel is always guesthouse or hostel, because I can meet new people.
Second story is an encounter with same age boy called Keshav who met in India. He makes me be sure that traveling enriches my mind.
I get along with him during traveling, he invited me to come to his house, and I received a warm welcoming from Keshav's family, I still clearly remember that they gave me Indian traditional foods and sweets. He also introduced his friends and they took me the local market place such that only locals visit. Indian same age lifestyle is all new for me and I got to love Indian people and India. And also, I was glad that Keshav took in an interest in Japan by talking with me Japanese. When of farewell, we made a promise "We will meet again in Japan!"
When he come to Japan, of course I introduce my family and my friends to him as well he did for me, also I hope it would be opportunity that my friends take an interest in India as well.
"The memory that made by the encounters during traveling lead to someone somewhere and it spread to all over the world"
I believe traveling has that kind of cycle. I'm getting excited just thinking about it. I want to share this vision.
I felt it means a lot for me to manage own hostel that is able to facilitate circulation
I would like to provide the opportunity that traveler from over the world meet with new people at Osaka and have interactions and get friends and get the valuable memory. And then the cycle of meeting like that they get to like each country at LINDA HOSTEL 106.
Born in Osaka 2th January 1995. I usually had not been made up the future and present of myself. I hadn’t known why I was thinking if that is cause of generation, environment, and just myself.
子供の頃からずっと自分が日本人と外国人とのハーフであることなど他人と違うことを隠し、周囲の人からはみ出せば嫌われると思っていました。その思いは、大学2年生までずっと続いていたのですが、オーストラリアに留学をし、沢山の国籍や人種の人がいて、彼らは自分と圧倒的に違うんだと実感しました。性格も見た目も、価値観も働き方も本当に色々なことが違い、そこで意見をあまり発さない自分に「up to you（お前が決めろよ）」とトルコ出身の友人によく言われていました。
I had cared about what other people think. That is why, I hadn’t known myself when someone had asked me “what do you want to do? How do you want to live? “because I had spent time without telling what I had wanted to do and tell. I took care what other people think of me, and I adjusted other people without my opinion. My life was that.
I hadn’t told other people I was half Japanese half Korean sine I was a child because I hadn’t thought people would hate me if I were different of other people. However, I had had the thinking until I was sophomore, I realized that I was completely different from people who had various nationality or race when I stained at Australia for studying abroad. I was totally different from them because of personality, outlook, values, and styles of work. I didn’t tell my opinion, so My friend from Turkey usually said me “Up to you”.
I want to take care good of my personality depends on that experience, and I have thought I want to cherish “taking care good of myself and enjoying” more than “adjusting myself to others and enjoying.” However, I realized that balancing work and being myself was different. Moreover, I was concerned that I required it was not good. I was like that, but I enjoy my work being me right now.
I quoted one sentence from word by Jim Rohm, An American entrepreneur and self-development writer “You are the average of the five People you spend the most time with” This word is about influence that expectation effect to human, it means that if people are given the big box(environment), they grow for all trouble they have. However, if it’s small box from scratch, never grown up. But about this word, explain that your position is depending on the box is such as the influence form people surrunding. So, it says that size is decided depending on which position you are in. And also, I quite another word to make clear here, Scott Dinsmore said “Suitable way is to put yourself into the environment that there are passional people. The quickest way to achieve what you want to do is to be in the society that there are the people who already achieved it”
I knew “What I’m looking for” for myself to implement “to enjoy valuing to be myself”, and for reaching to myself I mean to be, I thought it’s to jump into the environments that give me encourage to take a step.
And I found “what I’m looking for” through I got new chance when I meet gain Tommy who CEO of LINDA HOTEL SYSTEM, Inc.
“To enjoy valuing to be myself”, I thought it’s the most important point that I have connection with attractive and exciting people, and I was attractive to the guesthouse where the interesting people who have variety and diverse and from all over the world gather.
And finally, the one of thing I’m looking for, to start the guesthouse came true.
In LINDA, traveler from all over the world, local people and students, and exciting and attractive people gather here. That’s why, I keep creating the time and the space where is going to be chances of “To understand yourself”, “To find out what is my specific strength”, “To enjoy and valuing to be yourself” through LINDA HOSTEL 106.
Thank you for reading here, and I’m waiting for you when I can meet and talk with in LINDA.
2017 the representative LINDA HOSTEL 106, Tommy took an interest in the space called guesthouse that there are lots of interactions with each guest from over the world during traveling around whole of America, and I had a dream "I want to create own guesthouse". And I told about that dream on online, and as it happnes I had the connection with the building owner. He gave me a chance to start guesthouse business. I think it's difficult to implement the dream even if I have dream. But we got a chance we think because we could tell our passion the owner. That's why we believe in " the connections with people"
At February 2018, when Tommy started to prepare hostel to open, Shunkei joined the project. The first meeting is at April 2016, from that day we didn't meet each other, just linked on Facebook, but when of reunion day, we decided "Let's do it together!" it was intuition, because we have same likes and passion, we love to travel and we want to create the space that like people link each other.
It was really busy 3 months. Between March to April 2019, we organized 7 events, over 300 people participated them. And as the same time, we curried out crowdfunding, 280 people gave supports for us. We spent time that never stop appreciating their support because support money was beyond our expectation. Also had D.I.Y for cost cut and create table and counter at the same time, and lots of people helped for D.I.Y as volunteer, it was tough work, but we realized to creating something together is really fun. So, our hostel is never completed and keep creating and changing with our mates.
And we have done test-open for 9 days big holiday in Japan just before grand opening, a lot of guest come to stay our hostel even we didn't advertise enough. When we saw the scene that the guest from all over the world and locals and our friends had interaction with chatting and boad-games, we almost got teary like "Ah, we wanted to create this space, finally..."
1st June 2019, grand opening. When we take a look back, we strongly realized it, that this hostel was created by not only us, but also lots of friends. So, from now on, not only the relationship just between staff and customer but make relationship like friends beyond that boarder, and we try to keep creating something fun together express "Connect with people, broaden your world".