手塚マキ

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手塚マキ

歌舞伎町でホストクラブ、BAR、飲食店、美容室など20数軒を構える「Smappa! Group」の会長。1977年、埼玉県生まれ。歌舞伎町商店街振興組合常任理事。JSA認定ソムリエ。96年から歌舞伎町で働き始め、ナンバーワンホストを経て、独立。ホストのボランティア団体「夜鳥の界」を仲間と立ち上げ、深夜の街頭清掃活動をおこなう一方、NPO法人グリーンバードでも理事を務める。2017年には歌舞伎町初の書店「歌舞伎町ブックセンター」をオープン。閉店時にはChim↑Pomのイヴェント「にんげんレストラン」の場となり、書店とともに大きな話題に。歌舞伎町にオープンしたギャラリー「デカメロン」の他、ネオダダオルガナイザーズの拠点だった新宿ホワイトハウスにて運営されるWHITEHOUSEの支援を続けるなど、アート活動も多数。2018年12月には接客業で培った”おもてなし”精神を軸に介護事業もスタート。著書に、『裏・読書』(ディスカヴァー・トゥエンティワン)、『ホスト万葉集』(短歌研究社/講談社)、『新宿・歌舞伎町 人はなぜ<夜の街>を求めるのか』(幻冬舎)がある。

Maki Tezuka

Maki Tezuka is the chairperson of Smappa! Group, which has a membership of more than 20 establishments in Tokyo’s Kabuki-cho district, including host clubs, bars, restaurants, and beauty parlors. Born in Saitama Prefecture in 1977, he serves as a full-time director of the Kabuki-cho District Promotion Association and is a JSA-certified sommelier. He began working in Kabuchi-cho in 1996, and went independent after a period in which he was the No. 1 host in the district. With colleagues, he organized the host volunteer group Yacho no Sakai, which is engaged in late-night clean-up activities on the district’s streets, and is also a director of the NPO Greenbird. In 2017, he opened the Kabuki-cho Book Center, the district’s first bookstore. Upon its closure (for relocation), the site became the venue of Ningen Restaurant, a show held by Chim↑Pom that, like the bookstore, attracted a lot of attention. Tezuka has also been involved in numerous art-related activities. Besides opening the gallery Decameron in Kabuki-cho, he continues to support Whitehouse, which is operating in Shinjuku White House, a building that was once the headquarters of Neo Dada Organizers. In December 2018, he began a project for nursing-type care revolving around the spirit of hospitality he cultivated through his work in the service trade. He is the author of Ura – dokusho (Behind – a reader*) (Discovery Twenty-One), Host Manyoshu (published by Tanka Kenkyusha/Kodansha), and Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku – hito wa naze yoru no machi

wo motomeru no ka (Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku – why do people seek the nightlife?) (Gentosha).