The Best Free Stock Illustration Site

The Best Free Stock Illustration Site Japan

One of the illustrations I often use in my blog posts is from Irasutoya. Many people use these illustrations not only in blog posts, but also in company presentations and schools, and they are so common that it is safe to say that no one in Japan does not know about them. In this article, I will explain why Irasutoya is so popular and how to use this site.

Why is Irasutoya so popular in Japan?

Free for commercial use

Free for commercial use

The most popular reason is that you can use it for free. Even for commercial use, you can use up to 20 items per article for free on your blog. If you use more than 21 points, the monthly fee will be 1,000 yen, but honestly speaking, 20 points is enough to use, so I haven’t charged for it. The terms and conditions are as follows. (Japanese to English translation.)

The materials distributed on this site can be used free of charge by any individual or corporation, commercial or non-commercial, as long as they are within the scope of the terms and conditions.

Please check the “FAQ” section for more information before using the materials.

The use of the illustrations on this site is prohibited in the following cases.

Use for purposes that are offensive to public order and morals.

Offensive, discriminatory, sexual, or extreme use that may damage the image of the material.

Use related to antisocial forces or illegal activities.

Redistribution or sale of the materials themselves as content or products. (This includes LINE Creator’s Stamps, etc.)

Any other cases that the author deems inappropriate.

In the following cases, we will respond to your request for a fee. Please contact us from the “Contact Us” menu.

Commercial designs that use more than 21 materials. Creation of high-resolution data of materials. (high-resolution illustration samples)

Wide variety of materials

Wide variety of materials

When you enter the Irasutoya website, you will see that there are many detailed categories. It is easy to pinpoint the illustration you are looking for. Not only are there the standard business, people, and school categories, but there are also niche categories that may have a limited number of users. There are many designs for a wide range of companies.

Also, there is a wide range of categories, from monotonous and spineless illustrations to funny and satirical illustrations.

High versatility

I think the appeal of illustrations from Irasutoya is their high versatility. You can create various situations by combining illustrations from Irastore and adding text.

For example, by combining illustrations of people running, you can create a marathon situation. As you can see, you can create a variety of situations depending on the combination, making it popular in a wide range of industries.


How to use Irasutoya

  1. First, go to the Irasutoya website.

2. Enter the name of the illustration you want in the search field. Unfortunately, the site does not support English, so use google translate and enter the name in Japanese. In this case, we will search for “cat”(猫).

3. Paste the word “cat” copied by google translate into the search field and press enter. Then the search results will be displayed on the right side.

Enter the name of the illustration you want in the search field. Unfortunately, the site does not support English, so use google translate and enter the name in Japanese.

4. If there is an illustration you want, click on it.


5.Click on the illustration you want again.

click cat

6. When you click on it, it will look like this, and you can use a screenshot or right-click and use “Save us”.


7. You are now ready to save the image.

8. When editing the illustration, I use Microsoft PowerPoint to edit it!