Learning traditional Japanese culture is a very important part of learning Reiki, especially in Jikiden Reiki. When you learn something new, originated outside of your culture, don't you want to know the basics of that culture? Jikiden Reiki is so attached to the Japanese culture.
Just the way it should be. Reiki is Reiki is Reiki. Differences of Reiki treatments out there are Modern Reiki or Japanese Traditional Reiki. Which one would you like to learn or receive? --About J