Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700 Year Old Tree

photo by Kosaku Mimura/Nikkei

In the suburbs of Osaka stands Kayashima Station. It has a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform to accommodate a 700 year old camphor tree that pokes its head out the top. As the station expanded over the years there were calls to cut it down but a strong local community and a little bit of superstition have kept it standing.

photo by Studio Ohana
There is a shrine erected at its base.

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