Itoi with a friend

Shigesato Itoi may not be as active as other Japanese developers, but his impact on the gaming world is immense. Itoi created the Mother series - better known in the west as Earthbound - and across a handful of titles touched the lives of countless gamers all over the globe.

These days, he runs Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun - better known as Hobonichi - which creates "daily life products" which include planners and clothing. Prolific vlogger Stephen Georg - who is currently in Japan - was lucky enough to visit Hobonichi's Tokyo-based offices for a guided tour, and even got the chance to meet Itoi himself.

It's a long video, but well worth a watch if you're interested in the great man and what he's up to these days.