Howdy, konnichiwa! So I'm always doing my best to get my girlfriend into photography and so far it's working. She's Japanese and I'd love to find a good book that she would enjoy reading and learn something. What I'm looking for is something akin to the books by Andreas Feininger; namely "Photographic Seeing", or "The Complete Photographer", but written by a Japanese photographer, in Japanese (not translated from English). I like Andreas Feininger for many reaons. For one, he writes in the vernacular and he has a good sense of humor, and most importanly of all he has insight into how beginners perceive the study of photography. He's wary of technical speak, yet doesn't shy away from it, but rather makes it seem easier than most authors do. His books deal with film and paper from the 60's-70's which for the most part is still appicable today. He deals with black & white and color in equal measure, and his philosophy is refreshing, simple and noble. Even if you have no idea who Andreas Feininger, point me in the right direction and I'll be super thankful. Arigato gozaimasu!