Shozo Sato is a professor emeritus of Art and Design, former artist-in-residence for the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and founder and former director of Japan House, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Adaptations of Western classics in Kabuki form include MacBeth, Medea, Othello, Faust, Achilles and the operas, Madame Butterfly and The Mikado. His last academic production was Kabuki Lady Macbeth (2012) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Sato is the author of The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana, published in 1968 by Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated, New York, NY. The volume was printed and bound in Japan.
Sato officiated at the wedding of actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.
- UIUC announcement of emeritus
- UIUC Archives
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign In the Krannert Center's 2016-2017 play season, he will return to the University to direct his Kabuki adaptation of Othello, or "Iago's Plot."
- Ikebana for the 21st Century, April 18, 1997
- Larry King Now interview with Nick Offerman - Season 1 Episode 176 | Aired on 06/11/2013 
- University of Illinois at Urbana: About Shozo Sato.
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