Konohagakure ('Hidden in Leaves') is the military village of the Land of Fire. Its leader is the Hokage, currently Tsunade. It was founded over half a century ago by several powerful clans, with the Senju and the Uchiha Clans spearheading the efforts. When the time came to choose a leader, the people elected Hashirama, head of the Senju Clan, over co-founder Madara, head of the Uchiha Clan, which eventually led to the latter's defection from the village.