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Dickson was struck in general by the Japanese relationship to plant life. “There’s greenery everywhere, and decorating a space is often done just with plants, which is really nice. What blew my mind every day was that we’d be walking along in front of an insurance agency, or a convenience store, and they’d all have these collections of potted trees lined up in front — it was totally normal. There’s not a lot of space for landscape architecture, so this was their answer to that. I have at least 10 pictures like this one.”