Japanese Gas Tanks

Roadside Beautification: Japanese Gas-Tank Art

In the 1970s, the peace artist and former Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Corita Kent painted the Rainbow Mural on a gas tank in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Driving into Boston, this landmark made you smile. Since then, he Japanese have been doing their own version of gas-tank art—adding the spark of wit, transforming the otherwise Death...