Satos talent in the arts was in evidence at a young age which resulted in the creation of many paintings that reflect his love of nature.
His natural talent and love of painting led to a degree in fine art . After his graduation, Sato moved to Europe for a few years to further his study of art and culture.
After his return to Japan Sato continued to pursue a career as a fine artist. His paintings have been featured in exhibitions all over Japan. His focus has continued to be nature in all its glory. His paintings often feature the relationship between humans and animals, especially endangered species and their dwindling place in our world.
An environmentalist, Sato paints only on recycled, 100 % bamboo hand-made paper. He regularly contributes part of his earnings to World Wildlife Fund, Japan. He recently donated paintings to WWF head quarters in Japan and The Osaka Ten-noji Zoo where his paintings remain on permanent display.