|Race||Shiki, Corpse demon|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Voice Actor||Juli Erickson|
Tae Yano (矢野 妙 Yano Tae) is the mother of Kanami Yano.
Tae was a very kind and loving woman who was supportive of her daughter.
On August 8th, Tatsumi comes to her house late at night and wakes her up looking for Sotoba. After her daughter tells him that he is already there, he apologizes for waking her and her daughter and says that he's moving to the mansion. After he leaves she remarks to her daughter what strange people are moving in.
On August 21st, she went to visit Fuki with food again and there was no answer, so she called Toshio, but Toshio found Fuki dead.
Tae died because her blood was drained where she then rose up as a Shiki.
Tae woke up after nightfall in a hut in the western mountains. She was confused as to where she was and hurried back home.
After Takatoshi went to close the door on her hut, he failed to lock it, letting Tae escape. Tae found her way back home and Kanami let her in. When Tae told Kanami she was hungry, Kanami tried to make food for her, but Tae would just throw it up. Kanami accidently cut herself, and Tae tried to drink the fallen blood. Kanami then offered to give her mother her blood, and Tae tearfully agreed. When the Shiki extermination began, Kanami's childhood friend Motoko Maeda, whose entire family had been killed by her father-in-law, discovered Tae sleeping in a room devoid of sunlight. Kanami told Motoko not to tell anyone, and Motoko agreed, but later broke that promise by telling the Shiki hunters about Tae. She was then staked.
- The name Tae means "mysterious, odd, peculiar, exquisite, strange, queer, mystery, miracle, excellent, delicate, charming" (妙).
- Tae's surname Yano means "arrow" (矢) (ya) and "field, wilderness" (野) (no).
- Tae was one of the Shiki not to be under the Kirishiki's control, other ones being Kyouko Ozaki, plus Natsuno Koide, and arguably Ritsuko Kunihiro.