Kaede has yellow eyes and white hair along with rabbit ears. She wears a yellow headband, a black choker, a loose kimono with a leaf design that exposes her chest which she covers with a sarashi, a lavender obi, and a katana that she keeps at her waist.
Kaede has a friendly and polite personality, thanking Emma for saving her in a pass parade, and apologized because she thought calling Emma a Goddess would be rude to the player, who is an actual God. She is shown to tease others, teasing Emma at first that the player was her boyfriend before learning that they were the God of the familia. She also speaks with a kansai dialect.
Kaede was born in a small village in the Far East. As per her hometown's custom, she left on a training trip around the world when she came of age, and her childhood friend Momiji tagged along because she was worried. Sometime during that trip, the two arrived in Orario and joined the Soma Familia.