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Tumblr, Blog, and Http: did you know? Japan's Kayashima Station is built around a 700-vear-old tree. When town officials planned to cut down the tree, which is associated with a local deity, there was public outcry. Rumors began to spread about the tree being angry and cursin anyone who touched it. Station officials didn't want to tempt fate, so they built the train platform around the tree and surrounded it with a small shrine. PHOTO: KOSAKU MIMURA/NIKKE DIDYOUKNOWFACTS.CoM <p><a href="http://didyouknowblog.com/post/158719101556/japans-kayashima-station-is-built-around-a" class="tumblr_blog">did-you-kno</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Japan’s Kayashima Station is built around a 700-year-old tree. When town officials planned to cut down the tree, which is associated with a local deity, there was public outcry. Rumors began to spread about the tree being angry and cursing anyone who touched it. Station officials didn’t want to tempt fate, so they built the train platform around the tree and surrounded it with a small shrine. <a href="http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2017/01/21/kayashima-the-japanese-train-station-built-around-a-700-year-old-tree/">Source</a> <a href="http://mymodernmet.com/kayashima-station-camphor-tree/">Source 2</a> <a href="http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kayashima-station">Source 3</a></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="339" data-orig-width="540"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6db5d29da101ddfaf26022f04de5b681/tumblr_inline_on74fjj7621uy8wg3_540.jpg" data-orig-height="339" data-orig-width="540"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="403" data-orig-width="540"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/add8874ad450eeefd38d59773a5c0daf/tumblr_inline_on74fjyMYv1uy8wg3_540.jpg" data-orig-height="403" data-orig-width="540"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="359" data-orig-width="540"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6884871ae50eed2103c666942ea81536/tumblr_inline_on74fkVp341uy8wg3_540.jpg" data-orig-height="359" data-orig-width="540"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="360" data-orig-width="540"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/84109a84e6f3c7e208adb9314d02d7de/tumblr_inline_on74fl3g3T1uy8wg3_540.jpg" data-orig-height="360" data-orig-width="540"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bda0bdb89828a2c1f0f0b311be9af4a7/tumblr_inline_on74flgra11uy8wg3_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="344" data-orig-width="540"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6dfa91addc768a5c8211dcb55d7f6a3e/tumblr_inline_on74fmKFrz1uy8wg3_540.jpg" data-orig-height="344" data-orig-width="540"/></figure></blockquote>
Tumblr, Blog, and Http: did you know?
 Japan's Kayashima Station is built around
 a 700-vear-old tree. When town officials
 planned to cut down the tree, which is
 associated with a local deity, there was
 public outcry. Rumors began to spread
 about the tree being angry and cursin
 anyone who touched it. Station officials
 didn't want to tempt fate, so they built
 the train platform around the tree and
 surrounded it with a small shrine.
 PHOTO: KOSAKU MIMURA/NIKKE
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<p><a href="http://didyouknowblog.com/post/158719101556/japans-kayashima-station-is-built-around-a" class="tumblr_blog">did-you-kno</a>:</p>
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<p>Japan’s Kayashima Station is built around 
a 700-year-old tree. When town officials 
planned to cut down the tree, which is 
associated with a local deity, there was 
public outcry. Rumors began to spread 
about the tree being angry and cursing 
anyone who touched it. Station officials 
didn’t want to tempt fate, so they built 
the train platform around the tree and 
surrounded it with a small shrine.  <a href="http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2017/01/21/kayashima-the-japanese-train-station-built-around-a-700-year-old-tree/">Source</a> <a href="http://mymodernmet.com/kayashima-station-camphor-tree/">Source 2</a> <a href="http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kayashima-station">Source 3</a></p>
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did-you-kno: Japan’s Kayashima Station is built around a 700-year-old tree. When town officials planned to cut down the tree, which is a...