Kōno Bairei

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Kōno Bairei
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Born(1844-03-03)March 3, 1844
DiedFebruary 20, 1895(1895-02-20) (aged 50)
OccupationJapanese painter

Kōno Bairei (幸野 楳嶺, March 3, 1844 February 20, 1895) was a Japanese painter, book illustrator, and art teacher. [1] He was born (as Yasuda Bairei) and lived in Kyoto. [2] He was a member of the Ukiyo-e school and was a master of kacho-e painting (depictions of birds and flowers) in the Meiji period of Japan. [3]



In 1852, he went to study with the Maruyama-school painter, Nakajima Raisho (1796–1871). After Raisho's death, Bairei studied with the Shijo-school master Shiokawa Bunrin (1808–77). [4]

His work included flower prints, bird prints [5] [6] [7] , and landscapes, with a touch of western realism. [8] Bairei's Album of One Hundred Birds [9] was published in 1881.

He opened an art school in 1880 and his students included Takeuchi Seihō, Kawai Gyokudō, and Uemura Shōen.


  1. Answers.com
  2. Bairei Kono-The Japanese Master-幸野楳嶺-日本繪畫大師與作品 Archived 2009-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Bairei Kono-The Japanese Master-幸野楳嶺-日本繪畫大師與作品 Archived 2009-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Answers.com
  5. Kono, Bairei (1881). "Bairei hyakucho gafu 1". Okura Magobei. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  6. Kono, Bairei (1881). "Bairei hyakucho gafu 2". Okura Magobei. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  7. Kono, Bairei (1881). "Bairei hyakucho gafu 3". Okura Magobei. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  8. Kono Bairei Biography
  9. Bairei Hyakucho Gafu

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