This is on the side of a car wash on Georgia Avenue just south of Missouri. The painter is from Korea and this is the first mural he’s ever done. It is of the Dokdo Islands in the East Sea.
Turns out it’s actually a bit of a controversial topic:
“The rocky outcrop, known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan, is considered by both countries part of their own respective territories, and the dispute over them has been an ongoing spoiler in bilateral relations.”
As a former International Relations student – makes me love DC even more.