Since his first visit in Tuvalu 1998, Shuuichi Endou who is Japanese photographer has worked tirelessly to raise awareness to the situation in Tuvalu.
He was impressed by the natural beauty of the islands and the kindness and resourcefulness of the Tuvaluan people. It was at that moment that he saw the intricate connection between the people of Tuvalu and the nature that surrounded them. He was reminded that human beings are just one more animal living on the earth. "I really want to keep such beautiful nature and life forever". This idea remains in his mind as a basis for his activities and choices.