Japan’s Hottest New Video Game Is About Mushrooms

“In the culinary pecking order for Japanese mushrooms, the nameko, a gelatinous, light-brown, tack-size variety for the ordinary Joe, doesn’t carry” the prestige of a shiitake or matsutake. “But in the world of smartphones, this slimy mushroom – found in miso soups and soba noodles – is an unlikely videogame star.”