Sadatora Gofutei was a pupil of the Utagawa school under Kunisada I Utagawa. Sadatora mainly worked in Osaka. He created woodblock prints in a wide variety of genres including Kacho-ga, birds and flower, bijin-ga, beauty, and yakusha-e, kabuki actor prints. He also created combined volume books and illustrations. Some of his prints were signed ‘Sahitsu’ from the two kanji for ‘left’ and ‘brush’, leading to the belief that Sadatora was left handed. He was an active ukiyo-e artist from 1818 – 1844.