Ladies of Japanese community, 1935



The mission of Japanese women who came to Peru was mainly to help in field tasks besides looking after their husbands and children at home. However, over time they were not only pillars of newfound businesses but they also began to get organized. This photo of 1935 shows elegantly dressed ladies of the Japanese Womens Association, Himewakai group at a meeting in Quinta Heeren, in Barrios Altos, Lima. This organization was the origin of what would later be the Peruvian Japanese Women’s Association.