Morning Musume Mushroom Madness

Matsutake (松茸) is the common name for a group of mushrooms in Japan. It has been an important element of Japanese cuisine for at least 1,000 years. The tradition of mushroom giving persists today in Japan’s corporate world, and a gift of matsutake is considered special and is cherished by those who receive it.

Morning Musume (モーニング娘。, Mōningu Musume) is a popular all-girl J-pop group from Japan that often changes its members. It is also known as “Momusu” (モー娘。, Mōmusu.). Their act revolves around singing and dancing to generally upbeat melodies. They are the lead group of the Hello! Project, masterminded by Tsunku.