Affiliative reterritorialization was eagerly sought one hundred years ago in Peru by one of its immigrant communities the colonia japonesa or Japanese colony which had to negotiate language, customs, economy, and physical and ideological space in its host nation. The Manco Capac monument has played multiple, controversial roles in Peru since its creation. In 1938, the government then in power moved the Manco Capac monument several blocks over to an enormous plaza in the heart of La Victoria. The Japanese community enthusiastically undertook the Manco Capac project, which would link Peru’s indigenous empire with that of Japan: two empires of the sun. The dominant narrative of the monument for the Japanese colony was then, as it had been since the inception of the project, a linkage between the two empires of the sun and the desire of the immigrants to be part of their new country – an affiliative reterritorialization.