I was reading the interview with CM Stewart and Jason Klass and how Chris has gone to Japan a few times on business and all. It made me wonder how much does being interested in things Japanese have to do with being interested in tenkara? I admit I love certain things about that culture and when I found out about tenkara's Japanese origin that made it all the better. So the question is how much did tenkara being japanese have to do with getting started in tenkara?