So! Several weeks back, I did a piece about matsutake mushrooms for Yusho, and in the process of researching it, I found out so many interesting things about these mushrooms. Far too many to fit into the painting for Yusho, but far too interesting to leave alone. So get ready for a series about Matsutake Mushrooms! You might be familiar with these mushrooms if you’re from the Pacific Northwest, but in most other parts of the US they’re a little hard to come by. I was lucky enough to have a chance to taste some for the first time several weeks ago, and they’re unlike anything else.

PS that last panel is plagiarized from inspired by this gorgeous woodblock print.