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Kōno Bairei [Shijun]locked

(b Kyoto, March 3, 1844; d Kyoto, February 20, 1895).
  • Mark H. Sandler

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Japanese painter, book illustrator and art educator. Born the fourth son of Yasuda Shirobei, a Kyoto moneylender, the young Bairei was adopted into the Kōno family. In 1852 he began his artistic training under the Maruyama-school painter, Nakajima Raishō (1796–1871). After Raishō’s death, Bairei studied with the Shijō-school master ...

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