Gado Ono was a Japanese calligrapher. He excelled especially in brushing kana, or the Japanese syllabary.
Gado Ono was born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1862.
Gado Ono went to Tokyo (1876) and studied calligraphy under adversity, working as an employee of the Finance Ministry. Taught calligraphy at the Peers' School for more than 30 years.
His style of calligraphy, called the Gado school, was a combination of the Ryoko school of his master, Taiiki Naruse, and the traditional Japanese style of Buddhist sutra copying and the Chinese Chutze style.