At the time of the third phase of construction in the latter half of the 1970s, a camphor tree (Kusunoki in Japanese) was planted behind the fountain encircled by shrubs to which the Main Gate leads. Today, it has grown into a symbol of the design campus. During university celebrations, practices for the Fire Festival are held here and concerts take place beneath its branches from time to time. It has been designated as a sacred tree for a limited time, with a torii gate of the kind found at shrines installed in front of it. While it might look unremarkable, it has a presence that bespeaks the history of the design campus.