100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo
100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo

In an impressive display of light art/landscape/installation art, last summer’s Tokyo Hotaru (Firefly) festival kicked off the festivities with an impressive display of 100,000 LED lights – made to represent hotaru (fireflies) – floating down the Sumida River through central Tokyo.

100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo
100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo

top and bottom images courtesy tokyo-hotaru.com

100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo
100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo

Dubbed “prayer stars,” the LEDs were provided by Panasonic, who claims that the balls, which were designed to light up upon contact with water, were 100% powered by solar energy. After illuminating a large stretch of the river, which also hosts a popular fireworks festival in the summer, the LEDs were all caught in a large net.

100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo
100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo

photo byJeremy V. | click to enlarge

 

100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo
100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo

photo by Jeremy V. | click to enlarge

100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo
100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo
100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo
100,000 “Fireflies” Float Through Central Tokyo

photo by Mai Suzuki | click to enlarge

If you liked these pictures, check out the light installation landscape art works in Starry Night by Lee Eunyeol. His fairytale dreamscapes will transport you to another world, and Otherworldly Lights by Barry Underwood is perfect if you enjoy these stunning long-exposure photos of fireflies by Japanese photographer Tsuneaki Hiramatsu.

Enjoy!

Marsya

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here