maría M. hernando
Maria became interested in Japanese literature and Asian culture when, behind her parents’ back, she decided to travel to the capital to attend a talk on Japanese women and their role in literature. Her passion for learning more about Asia led her to study at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid the degree in Asian and African Studies, as well as to live adventures for two years in Japan. In 2020, she published her thesis about Ainu tattoos in Spanish with the aim of giving more visibility to this community, and above all, to rescue from the oblivion this practice so important for Ainu women. Currently, she is studying an Erasmus Mundus Master in Tourism Development and Culture and is struggling to finish her thesis.