(Pleurotus cornucopiae
  var. citrinopileatus)

Characterized by the bright yellow cup and white lamellas, it is known as a food fungus. Appearing on fallen trees, it is strongly aromatic and instantly lures worms.


Orange mosscap
(Gerronema fibula)

A small fungus that can often be found on mossy bridge-rails.


(Mycena crocata)

Gives off an orange-colored liquid like Chishio (the blood) when scratched. Many of them are found on fallen trees.


(Mycena luteopallens)

Grows on beech seeds. Its delicately beautiful fungus is too small to see.


(Bolbitius vitellinus)

The name means fungus of a yellowish old man without wrinkles. The yellow color of the cup of the fungus is quite vivid. It sometimes emerges from seedlings of the Japanese big leaf magnolia.


(Pholiota squarrosoides)

Cups and stalks are covered with pointy, spiny ramentum. Its difference from the other genus Pholiota is indicated by the fact that the foundation of this fungus goes from white to light yellow.


A kind of Beni-take

Has a pretty body shape, and co-exists with trees in the beech family.


(Clavariadelphus pistillaris)

The name makes one think of an image of Surikogi (a wooden pestle). This fungus has a club-shaped, slightly swollen tip. It appears in forest beds and sometimes grows in clusters.


(Laetiporus sulphureus)

The name is derived from its bright vermillion color, reminding one of trout meat. Belonging to the Polypore (the genus Polyporaceae), it appears on tree trunks and fallen trees.


Bird’s-nest fungi

Begins as granular lumps and later the top opens to reveal the shape of a sake cup. Inside it are several Go-stone-looking grains.


Tanuki no Chabukuro
(Lycoperdon pyriforme)

Begins to stand out on fallen trees around October. After ripening, it sends out spores through a stimulus, such as rain.


Dog stinkhorn
(Mutinus caninus)

From the candle-like tip emerges a bad-smelling mucus. Flies and the like lured by the smell gather there and disperse spores contained in the mucus.


(Elmerina holophaea)

Has a slightly meaningful name: Mukashi (in old times)-o-midare (a great disarrangement)-take (fungi). It is characterized by its labyrinth-like unkempt gills that complicatedly crinkle on the underside of the fungus.


(Calocera viscosa)

The name means Nikawa (glue) - hoki (broom) - take (fungi), and it gives the impression of coral, resembling Hoki-take (Ramaria botrytis). It is bright orange and has a soft, springy feeling.


(Guepinia spathularia)

Orange, spatula-shaped, mysterious fungi that appear on old wooden bridges and benches. It has a glue-like appearance closely reminiscent of the wood ear mushroom.


(Chlorociboria aeruginosa)

A wood-rotting fungus with verdigris color, this fungal thread also exudes a pigment and dyes the wood verdigris.


(Microstoma floccosa var. macrospora)

A cup-shaped bright red mushroom with pure white hair, the spores are made inside of it. The name is derived from comparing the mysterious impression to “fox’s sake cup.”


(Cordyceps nutans)

A plant worm (a fungus that lives on a living worm), it also grows on stink bugs and the like.


Sanagi (pupa)-take
(Cordyceps militaris)

A fungus that lives on a live moth and grows on moth pupas.


(Xylaria magnolia)

Grows on seeds of the Japanese white bark magnolia. As it ripens, it turns black.


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