Perhaps we here in the States wouldn’t be so disgruntled about paying close to $4 for a gallon of gas if our gasoline tanks were decorated like the ones that can be found in Japan. Okay, that really would not make a difference. Though Japan’s troubled nuclear plants have hogged the spotlight of late, atomic power only provides about 20% of the Asian nation’s energy needs. Petroleum products provide much of the rest, and the Japanese countryside is dotted with huge, spherical LNG storage tanks just crying out for a makeover. Artists have taken up the challenge, transforming otherwise bland and generic gas tanks into these bright and beautiful baubles.