Japan’s Kayashima Station is built around a 700-year-old tree.
When town officials planned to cut down the camphor 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 altered their plan and built the train platform around the tree. They even surrounded it with a small shrine that commuters can visit.
In the end, the locals – and the tree – were content.