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Kyoto, and Little Kyotos【The Mystery of Last Year’s Matsutake Mushrooms】Beautiful stories from far away From Japan

2021-10-30 | TOSHI

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How are you, readers? I’m TOSHI, a Japanese woman.

As you may have read before, I am enjoying Japan’s beautiful autumn season, as seen in our past articles, Autumn of Appetite. Is it too much? But I really like autumn the most.

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This year, for the first time in a long time, I was able to eat domestically produced Matsutake mushrooms at home.

It seems that this year is a “bumper crop” of Matsutake mushrooms. It is a year when you can find a lot of good Matsutake mushrooms.

“Grilled Matsutake mushrooms (Yaki Matsutake, 焼き松茸)”,  I prefer to steam them in a clay bottle, but it is delicious regardless.

There is a phrase “Kaori Matsutake, aji Shimeji. Smell Matsutake mushroom, taste Shimeji mushroom” …Oh, no, these were delicious! The texture is delightful, and the wonderful scent of Matsutake mushrooms, which is faintly fragrant, filled my nose, and I forgot everything in an instant. I have no choice but to concentrate on that scent and taste. For a few moments … without distraction, I’m so grateful for this particular meal.

However, to be honest, Matsutake mushrooms are generally expensive and rare. 

I ate Matsutake mushrooms so many times this year, and even though I was able to eat domestically produced Matsutake mushrooms at home, the situation was completely different last year.

One of the reasons seems to be the coronavirus. Domestic matsutake mushrooms are precious and expensive, so foreign Matsutake mushrooms are imported every year in the fall. But suddenly last year, lots imports were stopped because of Corona, Narcotics and Matsutake mushrooms included (I’ve never really done drugs).

I wondered if I should go to a department store that year, but even there I could rarely find Matsutake mushrooms.

Every year in my town, there is a restaurant that traditionally serves “Matsutake Kaiseki” in the fall, so I’m really looking forward to eating every year, but last year the price was even higher than usual.

And since the government asked everyone to refrain from going out, and it is said that the Japanese are people who often follow such rules,  my beloved Matsutake Kaiseki lunch seemed a long distance away. But despite all that, the restaurant ended up full.

I haven’t traveled far from home since the beginning of the pandemic, even now. However, when my patience reached its limit and it seemed relatively safe, I took a day trip to Kyoto with my relatives. That was last fall.

Kyoto is a very sophisticated and beautiful city, which is also famous for tourism.

Kyoto has fewer tourists than ever before. And at the restaurant I always go to in Kyoto, I was able to eat a lot of delicious matsutake mushrooms at a stylish restaurant with a long history and at a surprisingly reasonable price.

Why? Is there some sort of secret? I wonder if Yami rice during the war was like this? It reminds me of the rice situation in Japan after World War II”

“Maybe they have a Matsutake connection”

Of course, it was a joke.

After leaving the restaurant I took a taxi and talked to the local driver so i wouldn’t seem rude.

“Kyoto is different!”

The driver smiled, and said

“It sell a lot to XX. Good souvenirs may come back.”

Kyoto is a really beautiful city. In addition, there are cities all over the country called “Little Kyoto” that are as beautiful as Kyoto, but have their own individuality and beauty, Kanazawa, Takayama … Also, I would like to talk about those places another time.

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