Kōno Bairei(幸野 楳嶺?, March 3, 1844 - February 20, 1895) was a Japanese painter, book illustrator and art teacher. He was born (as Yasuda Bairei) and lived in Kyoto. 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.
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).
His work included flower prints, bird prints, and landscapes, with a touch of western realism. Bairei's Album of One Hundred Birds was published in 1881.