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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM The Pagoda Hotel and Floating Restaurant is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Yodie Mizukami, who has worked as the hotel’s executive housekeeper since 1989, said hotel founder Herbert Takami “H.T.”?Hayashi taught employees that they must always care for the Pagoda and its guests.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM More than 800 koi, some 20 years or older, swim in the Pagoda’s 65,000-gallon pond. Lace Souza, rear, and her daughters, Shallace, left, and Shalynn, visiting from Maui, watch the koi.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Peter Savio, current Pagoda owner, says the success of Herbert Takami “H.T.”?Hayashi’s original design is proof it’s a winning idea. Savio says he goes there almost every day to eat lunch and feed the koi.