Some came from poor families, so they became picture brides for economic reasons.
There were many factors that influenced women to become picture brides.
Kana is a young picture bride who had arrived several years before.
The end of picture brides left around 24,000 bachelors with no way to return to Japan and bring back a wife.
In the early 20th century, the institution of "picture brides" developed due to immigration restrictions.
Some women became picture brides in an attempt to escape familial duties.
It was a rough journey for the picture brides.
A powerful dramatization shows the crushed hopes of one young picture bride whose husband is far older than represented in the photo he provided.
It was unrealistic to postpone marriage, and picture brides began to arrive on every train.
With the influx of women becoming picture brides, some women followed the trend as the thing to do.