Food Forum


Close-up Japan zooms in on current trends in food culture and popular food topics in Japan.

Vol. 32 No. 4


Japanese Mushrooms

A wide selection of mushrooms are available in Japan, and they appear in any number of dishes including hot pots, sautés, rice dishes and soups. Mushrooms can be categorized into artificially cultivated varieties and wild mushrooms; in Japan there are estimated to be some 4,000 to 5,000 different types of wild mushrooms, and of these, only about 100 kinds are edible...

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