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Perfect matsutake were still growing under moss in the mountains as of November 4. Unfortunately, they were under six inches of snow. The latter probably brings the Northwest mushroom season to a close. The 2022 season was extremely short, owing to drought followed by wildfire smoke across October.

Photo: Gary Yamaguchi

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The North American Post is a community newspaper that celebrates Japanese culture in the Greater Seattle area. Founded by 1st generation Japanese-Americans in 1902, the publication is one of the oldest minority-owned newspapers in the region. Today, with bilingual articles in English and Japanese, the publication connects readers with diverse cultural backgrounds to Seattle’s Japanese community. Our articles include local news, event calendars, restaurant reviews, Japanese cooking recipes, community interviews, and more.