When Oshiki peninsula was destroyed by the tsunami, out went the unsightly stuff as well. No billboards anywhere. No neon signs. Nothing to disturb the peace except for a growing crop of storage containers painted by well-meaning volunteers who come armed with pots of paints and spray guns and a mandate to bring color back to the village. But I wonder what the locals think. Mostly elderly, do they find these storage ‘murals’ to be pleasing or to be invasive? Peaceboat volunteers offered their creativity with good intentions . They have done enormous good and ongoing disaster relief in the Ishinomaki areas and write on their blog that these container murals were commissioned by the container owners. I hope the art brings well-needed cheer to the survivors of Kabuchihama.