A shrine maiden and sister of Kikyo who protected the village for fifty years after her sisters death. She is the first to recognize Kagome as the reincarnation of her sister. She often shares advice and knowledge about demons and other spiritual anomalies with InuYashas group and is wellrespected and held in high regards by Kagome Sango Shipp Miroku and even InuYasha himself sometimes. Not surprisingly considering his temperament InuYasha is easily annoyed with her though will listen to her when necessary. A common misconception is that she lost her right eye during the time InuYasha attacked the village to capture the sacred jewel. In the twopart anime flashback episodes The Tragic Love Song of Destiny it is revealed that she loses her eye during a yokai attack. Her sister Kikyo coming to the realization that her feelings for InuYasha have lessened her spiritual powers is unable to properly protect Kaede during the attack resulting in the loss of her eye. Kaede means maple tree.