“To an English eye the native [Japanese] method of fly-fishing will be rude; but it is justified by its results.”
– Basil Hall Chamberlain in “Things Japanese”, 1890
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In the time and context, “rude” is meant to mean simple , un-sophisticated. It is not perjorative.
Thanks for the insight on that Stephen! It sounds more appropriate.