Delivery of the Manco Cápac statue



In 1921, commemorating the Centenary of the Independence of Peru, the Japanese community decided to give — as a gift to Lima city — a monument dedicated to Manco Cápac, the first Inca of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire.
The Central Japanese Society of Peru decided to donate this monument dedicated to Manco Cápac as an emblem that would bring Peru and Japan closer together, since the first Inca, according to ancient legend, is considered to be a “Son of the Sun,” a myth also present in Japanese culture.
It took five years to complete the monument, which is more than 5 meters high. It was inaugurated in 1926 at the crossing of Grau Avenue and Santa Teresa Avenue, which would later be renamed as Manco Cápac Avenue.