Besides the Japanese members of the IIES, there were foreigners from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa at the party.
After an introduction and welcome, the eating began. The mushroom professor picked many kinds of mushrooms and assured us they were all safe to eat. We had mushroom tempura and mushroom miso soup.
A meat barbeque was also cooked up with many kinds of meat, udon, corn on the cob, kabocha, and maybe some other things.
Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the potluck food items before the eating started. We brought a fruit salad. Zucchini bread, scalloped potatoes, raw veggies and dip, onigiri, Champon rice with chicken and ginger, and sponge cake were among the pot luck items.
It was great to get together with old friends and make some new ones. (If you are interested, I wrote about past mushroom parties here and here).