Konohagakure (木ノ葉隠れの里, Konohagakure no Sato; English TV "Village Hidden in the Leaves" or "Hidden Leaf Village"; Literally meaning "Village Hidden by Tree Leaves") is the hidden village of the Land of Fire and was founded by Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha. As the village of one of the Five Great Nations, Konohagakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Hokage, who resides in the Hokage Residence. There have been five official Hokage, the most recent being Tsunade Senju. On a mountain overlooking the village from the north exists the Hokage Monument which has the faces of all those who have taken the office of Hokage engraved on it.
Although Konoha, which would later become known as the most powerful village possessing an elite army of warriors,much like the country in which it resides, has been relatively peaceful since the end of the Third World War, it remains one of the most powerful villages in existence, responsible for producing many of the greatest warriors in history, has great military power and influence, though this has waned in the past three years following the Chunnin Exam Incident. The shinobi of this village wear blue or black shirts which may or may not have swirl patterns on the shoulders, along with matching colored pants over a green flak jacket which also has a red swirl on the back, and pockets on the chest area. They also tend to wrap bandages around their legs. A large number of shinobi from this village seem to have an affinity for Fire Release.
Within the village there are many powerful and well respected clans. Of these there are four clans which are regarded as noble clans. These are the: Aburame, Akimichi, Hyūga, Kuchiki, Quincy and Uchiha clans — the latter of which was regarded as the most powerful clan in the village. All known clans in the village are: