Kōno Bairei

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Kōno Bairei
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Kōno".

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, and landscapes, with a touch of western realism.[5] Bairei's Album of One Hundred Birds[6] was published in 1881.

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

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