I really like the attitude of all the Japanese I have seen perform. Neither the rigger nor the rope is the focus. They hide behind their model most of the time, giving the model all the attention, which makes the “shaming” more strong. Several techniques are performed in the back, nobody can see what happens with the rope, but they can see what happens in the model’s face.
It’s the same than painting or music. When you create something beautiful, people will say that this is good song, or a beautiful painting. When you have created several good pieces, you may get appreciated as a good artist by your peers. But for many non-specialist, they will not notice this, but see something beautiful in what they are experiencing in the moment, and that should be enough.