Have you seen this mushroom? In search of a beloved travel companion named Nameko

A beloved mushroom travel companion lost in transit, never to be seen again? Not on our watch!

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Too gross for TV? New mushroom series freaks us out

Kimokawaii is a relatively modern concept in Japan describing something that’s so kimoi (gross) it’s kawaii (cute). Well if that’s the case, this family of mushrooms is the most adorable thing we’ve ever seen. The Nameko Family is a new television series featuring Nameko, an anthropomorphic nameko mushroom, the slimy fungi often found in miso soup, and features an entire household full of deformed, strange and down right kimoi characters. But has this new show crossed the line, being too gross for even the biggest kimokawaii fan to find cute?

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