Kanō Motonobu (狩野 元信, August 28, 1476 – November 5, 1559) was a Japanese painter. He was a believer of the Kanō school of painting. Through his political connections, patronage, organization, and impinge on he was competent to make the Kanō school into what it is today. The system was blamed for the training of a good majority of painters throughout the Edo period (1603–1868). After his death, he was referred to as Kohōgen (古法眼).
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