Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

These Tokyo Holiday Lights Are Powered by Used Cooking Oil

  • 420,000 LED lights being powered along river with biodiesel
  • Organizers say the display is the first of its kind in Tokyo

Organizers of an elaborate mid-winter light display running until January along the Meguro River in downtown Tokyo, a popular destination for the viewing of cherry blossoms in spring, are going off-grid as a way to limit harm to the environment.

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