In her first year of middle school, she began to attend the dance school EXPG in Tokyo. Afterwards, she appeared at EXILE's events, music videos and on tour as a background dancer.
In October, it was decided that she would become a member of the unit Happiness among other EXPG students, and her official stage name became KAEDE.
On February 9, she made major debut with Happiness with their single "Kiss Me".
On April 24, she was announced as member of E-girls, having a concurrent position between the group and Happiness.
On June 3, she changed her stage name to her given name (Kaede) written in Kanji (楓).
In January, she made her debut as actress on the TV drama Koibumi Biyori.
On August 29, she released her first photobook titled Nee, Kiite!!.
- Main article: List:Kaede Discography Featured In
-  HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE
-  HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 2/END OF SKY
-  HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 3/FINAL MISSION
-  Koibumi Biyori
-  SHARK 2
-  HiGH&LOW ~THE STORY OF S.W.O.R.D.~
-  HiGH&LOW Season2
- [2017.08.29] Nee, Kiite!! (ねえ、聞いて!!)
- Main article: Kaede/Gallery
- Hobby: Studying overseas fashion
- Talent: Dancing
- Favorite Foods: Bananas, pickled plums, omelettes
- Goal: To be able to succeed in various fields
- She's the tallest member of Happiness.
- She has a younger brother and a younger sister.
- Kaede and Flower member Sato Harumi's duo name is called Twin Tower. This title was given to them due to both members being the tallest of their respective groups.
- On September 14, 2016 she started an Instagram account alongside Harumi. On November 12, 2016, she started her own personal account.
|Trivia | Category | Happiness songs template|
|Current Members||SAYAKA | Kaede | Fujii Karen | MIYUU (Leader) | YURINO | Suda Anna | Kawamoto Ruri|
|Former Members||MIMU | Sugieda Mayu|
|Albums||1. Happy Time | 2. GIRLZ N' EFFECT|
|Singles||Indie: Happy Talk|
|Digital Singles||1. POWER GIRLS|
|Concerts & Tours|
|Tours||1. GIRLZ N' EFFECT|
|Concerts Featured In||E-girls: COLORFUL LAND | COLORFUL WORLD | E.G. SMILE | E.G.EVOLUTION|
E.G.family: E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||E-girls | ShuuKaRen | Sudannayuzuyully|