The origins of Wa-mono
"Japan has always resonated with my upbringing. At 16, I decided that this was the culture I wanted to adopt. Indeed, born in Germany to a diplomat father and having traveled a lot, I wished to find myself in a culture in order to blossom fully. I first discovered Japan through its literature and then read the authors in their original language. This quest led me to study Japanese at the Inalco and then at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. "