Japanese Association of La Libertad, 1928



Founded as the Japanese Association of La Libertad in 1917, it congregated the first immigrants who arrived aboard the Sakura Maru in 1899 to work on the sugar mill plantations of Haciendas Pampas and Lurífico in Trujillo and Pacasmayo. Around the mid 1910’s the number of Japanese immigrants increased to such an extent that Trujillo became the town with the largest Japanese community in northern Peru.
The image taken in 1928 shows the members of the then Japanese Association of La Libertad. It is presently called Japanese-Peruvian Association of La Libertad – Trujillo.