Sakata Morotô was a late Edo period literatus and historian. He is known for his account of the life of Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, Kaishôshô Yoshiyasu ason jikki, in which he restored Yanagisawa's reputation, arguing that most accounts of his lascivious or otherwise inappropriate behavior was based on unfounded rumors and accounts written long after the fact.
- Rebeckah Clements, "Speaking in Tongues? Daimyo, Zen Monks, and Spoken Chinese in Japan, 1661–1711," The Journal of Asian Studies Vol. 76, No. 3 (August) 2017: 606.