Landslide! 地滑り!

A small corner of the countryside in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture recently made the national headlines, when half a field full of green tea bushes and a large chunk of the hill on which it was perched plunged into the river eighty metres below. As I was watching the news, though, I couldn’t help thinking of that scene in Crocodile Dundee, the punchline for which is ‘That’s a knife’. In other words, forget green tea bushes in Hamamatsu, this is what you call a proper landslide:

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