Ono no Kenu (小野毛野)

ONO no Kenu (year of birth unknown - June 5, 714) was a Court noble in the late Asuka period. He was a son of ONO no Emishi, and a grandson of ONO no Imoko. His children included ONO no Oyu and ONO no Tamori.

In August 695, he was appointed a Japanese envoy to Shilla and sailed for Shilla. In November 700, he became Tsukushi-no-daini (Senior Assistant Governor-General of the Tsukushi offices). In June 702, he became a Sangi (councilor). In November 705, he became a Nakatsukasa-kyo (Minister of the Ministry of Central Affairs). In March 708, he became a Chunagon (vice-councilor of state). On June 15, 714, he died. His last official rank was Chunagon and Nakatsukasa-kyo of Jusanmi (Junior Third Rank), and the Third Order of Merit.

In his days, Ono clan held the highest position in the Court.