Sunday, May 13, 2012

100,000 LED Spheres Flowing Down a Japanese River

100,000 illuminated blue LEDs were released in the Sumida River as part of the recent Tokyo Hotaru Festival. The massive installation of solar-powered spheres was meant to mimic a large group of fireflies that moved and bobbed along the river by moonlight. For those who are worried about pollution or safety, the lights were later caught downstream by giant nets. 

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