Decorating the whale Visitors from Onna Village decorate segments of a mural depicting a life-size humpback whale. Visitors from Onna Village decorate segments of a mural depicting a life-size humpback whale. Date: 04 July 2014 Copyright OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 沖縄科学技術大学院大学). Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Download full-resolution image Tags Arts and Culture Community Relations Share on: Related Images Hand printing A boy shows how he has used his hands to paint the whale mural. Ikeda and Edsinger teach visitors Arisa Ikeda, pictured at left and Eric Edsinger teach visiting children about whales, octopus and squid. The children visited OIST on Saturday, June 28th to paint a life-size mural of a humpback whale. Smoke rings James Schloss, a PhD student at OIST, pushes "smoke rings" toward the audience during his talk on physics. Hitomi Takara, Piano Player at the OIST Winter Concert Completed Whale Mural The artists who painted on Saturday, June 28, stand outside OIST with the completed whale mural.