There are big cultural differences between Japan and the West and manyy westerners don’t see it or frankly don’t really care. Humility is not a big or important thing to most in the west.
Personally I look at it this way. It is the model that makes my rope look good. What I do isn’t all that special or notable.
In my trips to Japan it is obvious that interactions are very different that what we grew up with in the west. If one goes to Japan or does Kinbaku thinking it’s all about them, in my opinion they miss the true essence of the art.
Thank you for sharing this…