Kōno Bairei, 幸野 楳嶺,
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.
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.