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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Osame Nagata Manago</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Born</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">April 16 1891</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Died</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">December 14 1996</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Birth Location</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Fukuoka, Japan</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Generational Identifier</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n<p><a href=\"/wiki/Issei\" title=\"Issei\">Issei</a>\n</p>\n</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>FirstName:Osame;\nLastName:Nagata;\nDisplayName:Osame Nagata Manago;\nBirthDate:1891-04-16;\nDeathDate:1996-12-14;\nBirthLocation:Fukuoka, Japan;\nGender:Female;\nEthnicity:JA;\nGenerationIdentifier:Issei;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:;\nReligion:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Osame Nagata Manago was a <a href=\"/wiki/Picture_brides\" title=\"Picture brides\">picture bride</a> who co-founded the Manago Hotel in Captain Cook, Hawai'i. \n</p>\n<div class=\"toc\" id=\"toc\"><div id=\"toctitle\"><h2>Contents</h2></div>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-1\"><a href=\"#Background\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">1</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Background</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-2\"><a href=\"#Life_in_Kona\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">2</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Life in Kona</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-3\"><a href=\"#World_War_II_Experience\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3</span> <span class=\"toctext\">World War II Experience</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-4\"><a href=\"#For_More_Information\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">4</span> <span class=\"toctext\">For More Information</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-5\"><a href=\"#Footnotes\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">5</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Footnotes</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Background\">Background</span></h2>\n<p>Osame Manago was born in Fukuoka, Japan, on April 16, 1891, and worked on a rice farm with her parents and her four sisters. She attended school until the fifth grade and after a brief, unsuccessful marriage to a relative, she immigrated to Hawai'i in 1913 as one of 14,000 picture brides who arrived in the Islands. She met her husband, Kinzo Manago, at the Immigration Station and shortly after they were married at Izumo Taisha, a Shintō shrine located in downtown Honolulu. The Managos soon left to Kona where Kinzo worked as a cook for the Wallace family.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Life_in_Kona\">Life in Kona</span></h2>\n<p>To supplement the family’s income, Manago did additional jobs including picking up horse dung, embroidering linens, and sorting coffee beans for the Captain Cook Coffee Mill. When Manago's husband wanted to leave for Honolulu, his boss, Mr. Wallace, convinced him to stay and start a coffee shop and loaned him a hundred dollars to buy supplies. The Managos purchased a house in Hōnaunau that would be used for their home and business and they sold bread, udon, and coffee to area residents. The Managos soon expanded their business and as they became established in the community, drivers who accompanied businessmen staying at the nearby Paris Hotel, would request to stay at the shop for an inexpensive price. As Manago explained, \"So we bought small single beds and put them in the extra space we had, and started letting those drivers stay. That's how we first started the Manago Hotel, back in 1917.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup>  To accommodate the demand for rooms, the Managos built a second floor that included a Japanese room and they started to host meetings and established a restaurant. According to the Managos' son, Harold Manago, from the beginning his father was the bookkeeper as \"he was more the quiet type.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">[2]</a></sup> However, it was his mother who was the business force in the family and who set the tone and pace of the business to be based upon hard work. \"I think the work kept her going,\" explained Harold. \"She never got sick the whole time. She worked from daylight to around ten o'clock at night and much of the time she had only one employee working with her.\" Manago also instilled that work ethic in her children explaining that \"We brought up our children unspoiled; all my children worked hard, picking coffee, cutting firewood, doing laundry, ironing and cleaning, and helping me.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\">[3]</a></sup> Manago recalled that her children were so busy that \"my daughters sometimes didn't bathe for four or five days\" as everyone helped to support the family.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref4_4-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref4-4\">[4]</a></sup>\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"World_War_II_Experience\">World War II Experience</span></h2>\n<p>During World War II, the Managos had to close the hotel to the public as soldiers began to patronize the hotel while being stationed on Hawai'i Island because they did not have anywhere else to go when they were off duty. They also ate at the restaurant when they did not want to eat at the camp. Harold Manago recalls his mother's cleverness when the military began to arrive in Kona as she made it a point to befriend the Military Police. According to Harold Manago, marines \"came on sampan busses from Hilo, six or seven to a bus and seven or eight buses at time to stay at the hotel. And because the Military Police were always around, the troops were on their best behavior.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref5_5-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref5-5\">[5]</a></sup> The Managos created a contract with the military to feed the troops. During the war, the Managos' business flourished. Their success continued even after the war as soldiers continued to patronize the hotel and as the community in the surrounding area began to grow. Although Manago passed away on December 14, 1996, at the age of 101, the Manago Hotel still remains in Kona, owned and operated by one of Manago's grandsons, Dwight Manago and his wife Cheryl.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref6_6-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref6-6\">[6]</a></sup> According to a brief historical summary on the hotel's website: \"Kinzo Manago never dreamed that the original hotel with two cots plus futons would turn into 64 full rooms, and a new three-story wing overlooking Kealakekua Bay and the City of Refuge.\" The hotel today represents the efforts of this entrepreneurial hard-working <a href=\"/wiki/Issei\" title=\"Issei\">Issei</a> woman. \n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Kelli_Y._Nakamura\" title=\"Kelli Y. Nakamura\">Kelli Y. Nakamura</a>, University of Hawai'i</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Nakamura, Kelli</div>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Manago Hotel website: <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://www.managohotel.com/index.htm\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.managohotel.com/index.htm</a>.\n</p><p>Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi, Warren S. Nishimoto, and Cynthia A. Oshiro, ed., <i>Hanahana: An Oral History Anthology of Hawaii's Working People</i>. Honolulu: Ethnic Studies Oral History Project, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, 1984.\n</p><p>University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, 1984. Ethnic Studies Oral History Project. <i>A Social History of Kona</i>. Honolulu: Ethnic Studies Oral History Project, Ethnic Studies Program, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, 1981. \n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2>\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Michi Kodama-Nishimoto, Warren S. Nishimoto, and Cynthia A. Oshiro, ed., <i>Hanahana: An Oral History Anthology of Hawaii's Working People</i> (Honolulu: Ethnic Studies Oral History Project, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, 1984), 16.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Scott C.S. Stone, <i>Living Legacy: Outstanding Japanese Women of the 20th Century in Hawai'i</i> (Honolulu: Japanese Women's Society Foundation, 2002), 62.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Kodama-Nishimoto, 168.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref4-4\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref4_4-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Kodama-Nishimoto, 162.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref5-5\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref5_5-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Stone, 63.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref6-6\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref6_6-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Kevin Kawamoto, \n'Osame and Kinzo Manago,\" <i>Hawaii Herald</i>, October 17. 2008, B-4.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.096 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.096 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 286/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1474/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 2138/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 297/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:3770-0!*!0!!en!*!* and timestamp 20170310084211 and revision id 24503\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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