Kanō Tsunenobu (1636-1713) was an imperial painter who served the Edo shogunate in the early Edo period. He was born in Yamashiro Province (Kyoto) as the eldest son of Kano Naonobu. His nickname was Ukon. In 1650, he succeeded his father and became the second generation of the Kano family in Kobikicho. 1704 (Hoei 1), he became Hokan, and in 1709, Hokin. He participated in the construction of the Imperial Palace on three occasions, in Jouo, Kanbun, and Enpo, and after the deaths of Shonobu and Tanyu, he became the leader of the Edo Kano school and firmly established the Kano family’s hereditary position in the art world.