The never ending maze that is IKEA

The never ending maze that is IKEA

Mayumi and I spent Sunday in IKEA in Yokohama looking for some furniture for our new place.    I haven't shopped at IKEA for a long time but I was pleasantly surprised how much good stuff they had at very reasonable prices.    We are moving to a much bigger place so have a lot of furniture to buy so IKEA is a good solution for us.    It will also help me to furnish ShootTokyo HQ (aka my home office). 私は真由美ちゃんと土曜日に、あたらしいうちのためのかいものをよこはまでしました。

Today's Configuration:   Leica M9 with a Summilux 35mm f/1.4 with ND4.

今日のカメラ:私のライカM9をつかいます。レンズはSummilux 21mm f/1.4とNDフィルターをつかいました。

Porsche parked at IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

Porsche parked at IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

Giant American Style Parking... where you actually need to write down (or photograph) the your parking space or you might never find your car again...

アメリカンスタイルのちゅうしゃじょうです。。。ちゅうしゃじょうのばんごうをかいたほうがいいです。 わすれたらたいへんです。。。

G11 Parking at IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

G11 Parking at IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA!

IKEAです!

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

They have a huge cafe in IKEA.

IKEAに大きいカフェがあります。

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

I had the Swedish Meatballs...yum

スウェーデンミートボールをたべました。。。おいしい。

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

I love the carts to wheeling around your IKEA food...

このカートおもしろいです。

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

I was surprised how nice the picture frames where at IKEA.    I was surprised how nice they are.    I don't have any of my work printed and hanging up at my house but I will in my new ShootTokyo HQ...

IKEAのがくぶちはいいですね。 びっくりです。いま私のうちには私のしゃしんがありません。あたらしいうちでたくさんかざりたいです。

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

I thought this was very cleaver.   They had these little play stations everywhere to distract children...and photographers.

これはいいアイデアです。こどもはあきません。カメラマンもです。。。

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

This place just goes on forever and ever...

IKEAでたくさんあるいてじかんがかかりました。。。

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

Get your boxes...

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

What a great philosophy...

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

After 7 hours...finally good-bye

7じかんかかりました。.。。

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

I have never seen this type of a parking space before...but I like it.

これはおもしろいです。みたことがないです。

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

Finally...

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

...not so fast.   We got half way home and IKEA's manager called to apologize and asked us to return as they doubled charged us.

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

IKEA in Yokohama, Japan

Japanese Word of the Day:  探す (さがす)sagasu - to search for something lost, to seek

example:

パパ、私のおもちゃはどこですか? さがしてください。

Papa where is my toy?   Can you look for it?

Tokyo Hacker Space and Safecast

Tokyo Hacker Space and Safecast

Lego Star Wars

Lego Star Wars

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