My advice is to just to continue to enjoy the training and continue to blend in as you personally feel comfortable. It sounds as though Sensei is trying to have the dojo have a "feel of Japan" but perhaps needs to remember the basis rule of decorating simplicity which can create a wonderful mood rather than be gaudy.
Things may run their natural course and eventually reach a sense of Japanese tradition with its wonderful style and sophistication without trying to turn everyone into Japanese; rather allowing them to be various individuals all practicing a wonderful martial art with roots in Japan.
p.s. "If it does not, then bow and leave and find a new Dojo."
Last edited by Randy Sexton : 11-03-2010 at 04:46 AM.