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Uchida Collection



The Uchida collection consists of one photograph of matsutake (pine mushroom) hunting, a popular pastime for Japanese Americans both before and after World War II.



1 photographic print, black and white


Courtesy of the Uchida Family Collection

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Issei man smelling matsutake mushrooms (ddr-densho-27-1)
img Issei man smelling matsutake mushrooms (ddr-densho-27-1)
Mr. Uchida smelling a matsutake, or pine mushroom. Matsutake is a prized delicacy.