Glowing Mushrooms in Japan

Against the shores of the small, forest-covered island of Mesameyama in Ugui, Wakayama Prefecture Each rainy season in Japan which, roughly speaking, comes in June — these otherworldly fungi sprout from rotting wood on the forest floor and attract hundreds of visitors from around the country. Like fireflies, luminescent squid, and other so-called bioluminescent organisms, glow-in-the-dark mushrooms contain an enzyme known as luciferese. When luciferese is oxidized (i.e. comes in contact with oxygen), it emits energy in the form of light, which causes organisms containing it to glow.

Around 10 varieties of luminescent mushroom are believed to grow in Japan, and many more exist in other parts of the world.

So now you know if you are planing a trip for rainy season in Japan dont forget to stop by  the island of Mesameyama in Ugui, Wakayama Prefecture

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