Personal name Kanaya Wasaburô; Osaka address Nôninbashi Matsuyamachi, Senba cited in a directory of Osaka called
Osaka shôkô meika shû; pupil of Utagawa Kunisada I (recorded on a print dated 3/1834).
Said to have been a wealthy artist/teacher who supported the work of artists in his studio; skilled Osaka print designer in his own right;
after 1852 apparently turned to painting in the Shijô style.
Pupils included Nobukatsu; Masunobu; Masuharu; Sadanobu; Sadamasu II; Hirosada;
Masusada(?); Masutsuru(?); Sadayoshi(?); Masunao(?); Sadayuki