No, it's not out of a fetish for all things Pacific that we are leaning towards a junk rig to carry rice. It's just the most sensible rig there is, particularly for river trading flatboats. And it's not my fault the Chinese came up with the most practical ideas however many thousand years ago. At any rate you would never mistake it for a pleasure yacht, nor for a grease-covered diesel barge either. Nor even for a historic replica of a workboat from times past on the lake. It's its own thing. And that's okay by me.