If you struggle to accurately draw a map of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, here’s a tip. Imagine it’s a Japanese cartoon girl with a big hat, floppy dress and angel wings, then draw that instead. That’s how the Japanese see us.
The sketches of the UK in anthropomorphic lady format come from blog Japan Sugoi, which unearthed them in a forum known as 2-channel. They show the stages the artists went through in working out what part of the UK best resembles a lady’s nose, with the Highlands of Scotland making an ideal feathery hat and Devon and Cornwall the natural choice when it comes to being feet.