Special today! $300 Mushrooms!

I had to stop and count the zeros, because I can honestly say that even in Japan, I’ve never seen a number of that size attached to a piece of FOOD. To be fair, this is a jumbo pack of matsutakes (they’re usually sold onesie-twosie), and the price per shroom works out to a bargain basement-like $40 per scruffy little fungus, but still! And before you ask, no, there’s nothing magic about these babies. They won’t even give you extra lives!

 The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

For three hundred years, a missing tea bowl passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, changing the lives of all who possess it…read more

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

Published by Jonelle Patrick

Writes all the Japan things.

3 thoughts on “Special today! $300 Mushrooms!

    1. I was super excited when someone recently carved one that had been gifted and I got to eat a bite. It was… good. But not $100 good, if you know what I mean. I admit I’m no conoisseur of melons (OK, I don’t really like them but don’t tell anybody here in Japan or they’ll revoke my residence card) but they do LOOK perfect, I’ll admit!

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