LWIF EP172: Why Most Japanese Clip Art Looks Like This

I recently made a video about what a typical Tokyo neighbourhood is like and needed a few Japanese related clip art to illustrate what I was talking about. That’s when my wife told me about https://www.irasutoya.com, a site where anyone can get quality clip art for basically free. Ever since using it, I found out that virtually everyone in Japan has either seen or used the clip art. Even more surprising was that everything is drawn by one person: Mifune Takashi. How did Takashi-san’s illustrations become Japan’s de facto clip art? Watch the vid and find out.

And no, even though I love Takashi-san’s clip art, this is most definitely not a sponsored video. But he was kind enough to let us use all the images for free, despite using over 100 of them!