Sato Issai

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  • Died: 1859
  • Ranks and Titles: Hoi; posthumously Junior Fourth Rank
  • Other Names: 佐藤 捨蔵 (Satô Sutezô)
  • Japanese: 佐藤一斎 (Satô Issai)

Satô Issai was a Confucian scholar in the service of the Tokugawa shogunate and instructor at the Yushima Seidô Confucian school.

In 1853, he was one of a team of scholars and officials assigned to translate the diplomatic documents presented to the shogunate by Commodore Matthew Perry of the United States.


  • Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 432, 503.; vol. 3, 220.