Sanfrecce Hiroshima saw its lead at the top of the J.League cut to three points after being held to a goalless draw by Yokohama F. Marinos.
That result allowed Vegalta Sendai to close in on the leader by beating Gamba Osaka 2-1.
Yong Gi-Ryang fired the home side in front after 76 minutes with
Paulinho pulled one back in the final minute for Gamba but there was no time to add to its tally.
Urawa Red Diamonds slipped six points off the lead with a 2-1 defeat at home to Consadole Sapporo.
A 21st-minute goal from
A late penalty from
Sagan twice took the lead through
Kakitani then grabbed his second four minutes from time to seal an 11th win of the season for Cerezo.
The matches between Albirex Niigata and Vissel Kobe, and Nagoya Grampus and Omiya Ardija finished goalless.
Urawa Red Diamonds missed the chance to close the gap on J-League leaders Omiya Ardija as it conceded a late equaliser to draw 1-1 at home to Vegalta Sendai.