Kami, often translated as "god," "deity," or "spirit," are manifestations of divine presence or awe-inspiring power. The kami rest upon or dwell in a particular place, especially in natural settings of unusual form or stunning beauty. They are also "called down" to dwell in a multitude of domestic and public shrines, where they will most commonly be symbolized by a mirror. Traditionally, kami were associated with Japan's clans. Particularly great human beings may be enshrined as kami after their death. And today, the charismatic founders and leaders of Japan's many new religions are often considered kami.