Friday, June 15, 2012

Foto Friday: Hotaru


From Twisted Sifter...
On May 5, 2012, 100,000 blue LED spheres floated down the Sumida River in central Tokyo to kick off the inaugural Tokyo Hotaru Festival. The spheres were 100% solar powered and designed to be large enough so they wouldn’t be swallowed by fish. 
The LEDs are meant to resemble hotaru (fireflies) as they float gently down the river. [T]here are many literary references regarding the Sumida River once being a haven for fireflies. 
For those wondering what happened with all of those LED balls, they were captured in a large net downstream. 

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