Kagome is the reincarnation of a priestess of Inu-Yasha’s time named Kikyou. At first she and Inu-Yasha didn’t get along because his memories of Kikyou got in the way. As they continued searching for the Jewel of Four Souls (Shikon no Tama), they began to develop feelings for each other, but of course neither would admit it.
When Kikyou shows up again, Kagome has to deal with Inu-Yasha’s feelings for her. She has developed a friendship with Sango and Miroku, and is Shippo’s self appointed protector. Kagome Higurashi was just a normal teenage girl living in Tokyo at the Sunset Shrine in the year 1997. Then, on the day of her fifteenth birthday, she stumbles into an old well on the shrine that her family cares for. A centipede demon grabs her and demands that Kagome give her the Shikon Jewel. Having no idea what the demon is talking about, she panics and somehow emits a purple light from her hands that appears to kill the demon.
After climbing back out of the well, she sees that she is in a forest. Running to where her house should be, she finds a tree with a boy pinned to it. Then villagers from a nearby village attack her thinking she is a shape shifting demon. The priestess of the village, Kaede, notices that Kagome strongly resembles her dead sister, Kikyou.
During their conversation, the demon attacks again. Kagome runs to the tree that the boy is pinned to, and after being injured by the demon, she releases the boy. The boy immediately demands that she hand over the jewel. By this time Kaede arrives and places a magical necklace on the boy that will immobilize him when Kagome says the word “sit”. Kaede explains to her about the boy, Inuyasha, and how he was pinned to the tree. She also concludes that Kagome is the reincarnation of Kikyou.Later on in the day, the jewel is stolen by a crow demon and is shattered into many pieces which become scattered all over the land. Being the reincarnation of Kikyou, Kagome is also blessed with a sixth sense enabling her to find the jewel shards. She has also seemed to inherit some of Kikyou’s archery skills, though her powers are still seriously under-developed.I got this from http://www.absoluteanime.com/inu-yasha/kagome.htm