Tokyo Hotaru Festival 2012

Tokyo tower

Tokyo tower (Photo credit: apple 94)

Ever wonder what it looks like to dump 100,000 solar-powered LED lights into a river at night.  This was done at the recent Hotaru Festival 2012 in Tokyo.  Looks kind of pretty.

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Posted on May 21, 2012, in Asia, Japan, Tokyo, travel and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Hi,
    A great video, it does look fantastic with all the lights, and I love how the lights were turning in the huge tower in the background as well, it just gave an added touch I feel. 🙂

    • I seen this done in Calgary once, but it was during the day and it was rubber ducks. Each one had a number and if your number you bought won the race, you got a large prize. This is just a wee bit more impressive.

  2. Cool concept but I liked the sound of pedals/oar hitting the water even more.

  3. Very cool.
    I wonder if that’s any hazard for jet skis or small propellor boats.
    And if they collect them afterwards, or just let them float away.

    • The rubber ducky one here used a boom to catch them but the odd one is still found. That river is considerably bigger than the one used here. Likely still a boom of some sort.

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