I got news that Shigefusa workshop is rebuilding the heat treatment (HT) forge.
I think many of my readers know that the Shigefusa workshop has been flooded July 2004 because the dike of river Igarashi got broken by very heavy rain.
You can read about it here (in Japanese with map):
Shigefusa used the old flooded HT place but after years wood got bad etc so he started to rebuild it this summer.
It is almost ready now.
Shigefusa was not able to make HT for a week or two.
It may delay the waiting time for some knives of my customers but as of now I have no news about delay from Shigefusa.