The latter. The name simply evoked an exoticism and an enticing escape from the harsh realities of dull suburbia. There were no expectations of appealing to another culture, we were an average age of 16 and couldn’t even appeal to a pub crowd on the Old Kent Road because in fact, in 1974 we could barely even play. The mid seventies was not known for promoting Japanese culture so it was an imagined world. As it turned out we went the androgynous route and by chance that appealed to Japanese girls in the late seventies which came as a surprise to us all. I doubt Iranians would have been quite so good at dealing in a favourable way with guys messing with gender identity.