Judging from the flashback in episode 23, where Shiomi Jun meets a young Hayama in a spice market somewhere, I get the sense that Hayama was probably not born in Japan.
And given that Hayama is
- A master of curries
- Apparently a fan of tulsi
I have a sneaking suspicion that he's supposed to be some kind of South Asian.
Am I right? What's his ethnicity supposed to be?