Saburo Ota (太田三郎, December 24, 1884 - May 1, 1969) was a Japanese painter and commercial illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. Ota was born in Aichi Prefecture. He studied both Western, under Kuroda Seiki (黒田清輝, 1866 - 1924), and traditional Japanese, under Terasake Hiromi (寺崎広業, 1866 - 1919), painting styles. He then traveled extensively in the 1920s, where he was influenced by the cubist and fauvist movements. He worked as an illustrator under the name Yanagi Kimishima (君島柳三)