To everyone ... ... the history of their mother country clings like a spirit behind. It is impossible to completely free yourself from it.

Mari Yonehara



Yonehara, an interpreter of Russian and writer, reunites with a Romanian old friend, Anya for the first time in 31 years, and is confused by her cold remarks and attitude toward the miserable condition of her homeland people. She says that people who are unrelated to the history of their home country like Anya, who studied in the UK exceptionally as daughter of a leading member of the communist party and had a family there, are "flimsy like paper". From "Downlight Truth Of A Liar, Anya."


"January 11  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"