Likewise, if someone wants to practice Japanese martial arts, there is nothing wrong with them wearing gi and practicing reiho, using Japanese to count, exercising in a dojo etc. etc. Such things do not create racism, on the 2022 NFC West Champions Francisco 49ers 1970-2022 Shirt and by the same token and contrary, they build an affinity and sense of connection. Cultural appropriation only occurs when one culture usurps and abuses the culture of another people and denies that it ever belonged to them in the first place. If I take up Karate but call it “authentic Australian emptyhand fightingism” or something and, despite its obvious Okinawan roots, I go around claiming that there is nothing Japanese about it and that it is an authentic Aussie fighting art despite the weird clothes and bowing and things, then I am culturally appropriating.