Panasonic last week participated in the ‘Symphony of Light’ event in Tokyo by releasing around 100,000 ‘wishing star’ LED lights into the Sumida River.
The company, which yesterday announced record losses of £3.4bn, created the art installation alongside the lights of the Tokyo Sky Tree as part of the Tokyo Hotaru (Firefly) Festival.
The two-day event was held on the bank of the river, which runs through central Tokyo.
The ‘wishing stars’ were equipped with Panasonic LED chips, rechargeable batteries and solar cells, which enabled the lights to store energy, reducing the impact of the event on the environment.
Following the completion of the event, the lights were all collected to be reused again.