Urasue is a powerful sorceress who comes to acquire the unearthly remains of Kikyo from her grave. Urasue plans to use the bones to revive Kikyo in a clay/dirt shell so she can use her to obtain the shikon jewel. She quickly realises that she has created an empty shell and that Kikyo’s soul must have been reborn. Urasue learns that Kagome is the reincarnation of Kikyo and kidnaps Kagome to extract Kikyo’s soul. She manages to restore Kikyo but she has her head torn off by Kikyo moments later and eventually dies. Urasue means ‘divination’.