Morotsuka and Shiitake Mushrooms
Morotsuka Village is surrounded by forests. Dating back to the Edo period, shiitake mushrooms have long been cultivated here.
The cultivation of shiitake both makes use of the forest while encouraging its growth. It has become an essential part of the lives of the people in Morotsuka Village, who have recognized the value of coexisting with nature.
This close relationship with the forest has continued for hundreds of years, and continues to be a vital industry for the people of the village to this day.
The entire production process is carried out within the village, starting with the growing of trees which will serve as logs for growing the mushrooms, and up until finished products that are delivered to customers.
Each and every dried mushroom is a precious link to the forests of Morotsuka.