Brian, 'eastern' is so wide. Your list appears to confine itself to 'japanese' however.
How about Goju ryu's founder? better than Bruce's testosterone poster; on second thoughts it may be right up your alley
Bonsais are hell to maintain, because they are all wannabe trees, and watering has to be just right; drowning is the number one cause of bonsai deaths.
You have to be careful with the katana. If you do anything 'eastern', you have to believe in 'Feng Shui' -- the art of correct arrangement / placement of artifacts with directional imperatives to achieve a harmonious flow and interaction of chi between the human inhabitants and the artifacts.
A katana has "sah chi" -- killing chi, because, unlike a kitchen knife, it has the primary objective of killing another human being. The point is where do you 'point' the sword and where in the room is the sharp / business 'cutting?' If all this is nonsense to you, then it doesn't matter.
I don't want to do too much here; give others, especially Ed who has an eastern wife.