Kahō Akira (1927-2018) is a Japanese-style painter active from the Showa to the Heisei era.
He was born in Tonami City, Toyama Prefecture. In 1949 (Showa 24), he joined Seikosha and studied under Nishiyama Suisho. He was a central artist in the Nitten exhibition, but left in 1988 and began his own activities. From his early works depicting social motifs, he broke new ground in landscape painting with a deep pictorial flavor. He received the Japan Art Grand Prize, the 1st Japan Art and Culture Promotion Association Prize, and the Minister of Education’s Art Encouragement Prize.