All-You-Can-Eat salmon for 999 yen (US$8.30) at IKEA Japan’s Salmon Festival!

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Fans of the famously delicious fish salmon in Japan should grab your bibs because the Salmon Festival is rolling into IKEA stores all over the country. On this joyous occasion we may dine on 16 different kinds of salmon dishes.

Of course it wouldn’t be a festival if it weren’t all-you-can-eat as well, so IKEA is making that happen for the attractive price of only 999 yen (US$8.30) for a limited time.

The lineup, available at all IKEA stores in Japan, will contain sixteen salmon dishessuch as Hot Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad, Najad Salmon & Potato Fritters, Smoked Salmon & Potato Pasta, Salmon Wraps, and two kinds of Salmon Pudding.

▼ Salmon Wraps

▼ Najad Salmon & Potato Fritters

▼ Salmon Pudding

If that wasn’t enough of a deal, IKEA will also give out coupons for 300 yen ($2.50) to anyone who orders the Salmon Festival buffet.

Event information
Salmon Festival
Location: All IKEA locations in Japan
Hours: 11:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (last order at 7:30 p.m.)
Closing times may vary at some locations
Price: 999 yen
Time limit: 60 minutes

Bizarre photos of Chinese shoppers napping at Ikea

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The beds and couches at Ikea are communal nap spots in China. Photographer Kevin Frayer captured the phenomenon for Getty Images.

Eight of the world’s 10 biggest Ikea stores are in China, where the home goods store is expanding to accommodate the growing middle class.

The stores are designed with extra room displays given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair,” according to Frayer. “Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking them with signs inviting customers to try them out.

The stores are a refuge in the summer heat.

 

Bizarre photos of Chinese shoppers napping at IkeaKevin Frayer/Getty Images

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Cosplay attains mainstream status in IKEA Singapore’s latest online campaign!

What has cosplaying got to do with organizing your bedroom?” you might ask. Theoretically, they’re two separate issues, but when the world’s largest furniture retailer IKEA steps into the picture, creating effective storage space in a room seems like something any and every cosplayer should be capable of. Check out the makeover of this Singaporean cosplayer’s bedroom!

Cosplay may be a big deal in Japan, but in many other countries, the colorful subculture still remains as something unrecognized and unusual. The growing cosplay community in Singapore, however, might have started to blossom at long last, as the Swedish furniture retailing giant IKEA (Singapore) has chosen to zoom in on a local cosplayer’s living quarters in their online advertising campaign on YouTube.

Even in Japan where cosplaying is sometimes used in commercials to add a little element of interest, cosplayers are seldom featured as the consumer group in advertising, much less coming from a major retailer such as IKEA.

So, back on topic, what can IKEA provide for cosplayers? Singaporean cosplayer Frank’s bedroom makeover tells the story.