Well, I was a little apprehensive about the TV show, especially after someone gave me a false lead based on the Monday's announcement of the show. But after watching most of it on my wife's cell phone, I can honestly say that they did a good job. As far as I could see and understand there were no gross misrepresentations and the montage was pretty cool. I'm looking forward to getting the DVD of it and watching it completely on the computer.
And the effects were pretty immediate: a woman from a kimono recycling company got in touch with me. They produce some gorgeous dresses from used Japanese traditional wear. I don't know if it will lead to future work, but it certainly gave me some creative energy, that's always good!