HDE Advent Calendar 2016

“one day - one person - one blog post”, from December 1st - 25th

HDE Advent Calendar Day 5: Beautiful Japan through the Lens of My Camera

My name is Kenny Lock.

I am a proud member of the HDE family and I love taking photos.


With the capabilities of the technology today, people from all around the world are able to share photos to social media, blogs, forums and other sites to reach a global audience within just a few clicks. And for many people, sharing photos has become a huge and essential part of their lives. As a result, millions and millions of photos are uploaded to the internet every single day for various different purposes.


For me, photography is a way to express my creativity and how I feel in certain moments in my life.

A way to capture the amazing sights, buildings and sceneries or interesting objects that I have encountered.

A way to seize and celebrate the moments of joy and wonder.

A way to enable myself to relive and retell the stories behind the photos.


Japan is an extremely beautiful country.

And because of the precious career opportunity given by my company, I am able to live and enjoy the beauty of this country and that's why I am trying my best to not take that for granted and capture as many magical moments and experiences as possible.


So here is a collection of photos that I have taken in the past year of the Beautiful Japan through the Lens of My Camera.


The Modern and Traditional Beauty of Japan

The perfect fusion of modern and traditional culture that is unique to Japan that attracts travellers from all corners of the world.


Shinjuku's Kabuki Central Road


Source : Godzilla is coming to town~🎶


Shibuya Crossing


Source : Work hard enough until you can have good dreams, but not too much that you don't dream at all.




Source : The best way to be where you want in the future is to do something today that you will be glad that you did.


Tokyo Tower 


Source : A Random Day. #TokyoTower


Asakusa's Sensoji 


Source : Your mind is capable of more than you know. You simply have to step outside your comfort zone and acknowledge that potential.


Asakusa's Alley


Source : Constant Exploration.


Tokyo Station


Source : Historical Romance at Tōkyō Station 🚂


Odaiba's Gundam Statue


Source : Something special.


City of Osaka from Umeda Sky Building


Source : A view that I wish to have each and every evening for the rest of my life.




Source : Sometimes things do look ten times better in gold. #kinkakuji #金阁寺




Source : Just Can't Get Enough of Dōtonbori, Osaka.


Universal Studio Japan - Attack on Titan Statues 


Source : We are not food. WE ARE THE HUNTERS! #進撃の巨人 #AttackOnTitan


The Natural Beauty of Japan

People love to visit Japan during the Spring and Autumn because of the excellent effort and determination of the Japanese people to treasure, preserve and develop the graceful and precious nature.


Everyone's Favorite - Sakura #1


Source : Even the little things can give you the biggest motivation.


Meguro River - The Wall of Sakura 


Source : Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.


Everyone's Favorite - Sakura #2


Source : Sakura in Autumn at Shinjuku Gyoen. 久しぶり...


Tokyo Midtown - Sakura Illumination


Source : 🌸Speak without Offending.Listen without Defending.Live without Pretending.Love without Depending.


Everyone's Favorite - Sakura #3


Source : Happiness is understanding that there is always something to be thankful for.


The Golden Season - Japan's Autumn


Source : Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.


Chuzenji Lake


Source : Playing with Fire.


Momiji - Maple Leaves 


Source : Autumn is a reminder to us, even leaves can shine like flowers.


Showa Kinen Park - Ginkgo Avenue


Source : The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.


Showa Kinen Park - The Ginkgo Giant


Source : Imagine the time and energy it required to be this beautiful and majestic. Just the same way as any other great and meaningful achievements in life.


Shinjuku Gyoen - Mesmerizing Colors


Source : Moments leave. Memories stay.


Shinjuku Gyoen - A Lazy Afternoon


Source : Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.


Last but not least, one of my personal favorites.

Mount Fuji - A million reasons to fall in love with this symbol of Japan.


Source : You may easily forget about some of the best moments in your life unless you capture them in both your heart and photograph.


I wish this article could present to you an idea of how beautiful this country is and inspire you to go out and start exploring and admiring the vast beauty of Japan with your own eyes after looking at my collection of photos.

Additionally, I also wish to use this article to mark the beginning of a much greater and more breathtaking journey of my traveling and photography for the years to come.

Thank you.