Gallery: 100,000 Solar-Powered LEDs Flow Down the Sumida River in Tokyo

On Sunday night the Sumida River in Tokyo's Taito Ward lit up with a bright electric blue glow as thousands of solar-powered LED lights flowed down the river. The spectacle was part of the 2012 Tokyo Hotaru Festival, which was inspired by the Japanese tradition
 
On Sunday night the Sumida River in Tokyo's Taito Ward lit up with a bright electric blue glow as thousands of solar-powered LED lights flowed down the river. The spectacle was part of the 2012 Tokyo Hotaru Festival, which was inspired by the Japanese tradition of watching fireflies along waterways, according to CNET. Participants bought LED bulbs and tossed them into the river to recreate the firefly effect, and they were collected again downstream.

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