Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. K ichi Sait (Sait K ichi?, 3 February 1929 - 28 November 2009) was a Japanese film director and photographer. Born in Tokyo, Sait started studying at Rikkyo University but ended up graduating from the Tokyo College of Photography (currently Tokyo Polytechnic University). He was initially a movie stills photographer at Nikkatsu before launching his own production company, Saito Productions, and directing his first film, Tsubuyaki no J, "a low-budget, independent film with a visual flair that earned comparisons with Claude Lelouch and with Richard Lester's Beatles films, including A Hard Day's Night." Some of his first films were youth movies featuring Group Sounds music. He came to prominence in the early 1970s with a series of movies about young people escaping to or searching for their identity in the countryside.