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From top: Vintage glassware from Kyoto, a piece of string, Sanyasou bachi pots from the Shiga region, pair of hot-pink tights. “The bachi pots are wildflower containers made in a rough, bisque-type clay, without any glaze. You’re supposed to go on a walk in nature and pick a plant to put inside it. I just think it’s amazing that they make a specific pot for a specific kind of experience with a flower. Shin uses the words ‘casual’ and ‘formal’ a lot to describe the difference between objects like this — it’s not a formal ikebana arrangement, it’s just a casual gesture.”