We've been going to Iwa annually for several years. We've been looking forward to our upcoming trip in September, but we heard from our concierge that Shigeyuki Tsunoda has left. He was the second in command at Iwa, and was a pleasure to be served by. He speaks English, and has a great demanor (he lived in San Mateo, CA for a short time as a youth). I wonder if he has gone on to start his own Sushi-ya? Does anyone know?