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Perseverance of the Pagoda

  • 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.

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