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Experience the unique practices of Daihonzan Chozen-ji in Kalihi Valley

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                                Chozen-ji temple hosts an annual Zen art show, which will offer paintings and ceramics for sale as well as demonstrations of their training. Resident monk Cristina Moon looks out over the Kalihi Valley temple.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Chozen-ji temple hosts an annual Zen art show, which will offer paintings and ceramics for sale as well as demonstrations of their training. Resident monk Cristina Moon looks out over the Kalihi Valley temple.

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                                Resident monk Cristina Moon rings the peace bell at the Kalihi Valley temple.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Resident monk Cristina Moon rings the peace bell at the Kalihi Valley temple.

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                                Ceramics students at Chozen-ji must face a mirror while using the pottery wheel, a practice that ensures their posture is upright and strong. Daijo Kaneshiro works on a large cylindrical piece and Cristina Moon throws a shallow bowl.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ceramics students at Chozen-ji must face a mirror while using the pottery wheel, a practice that ensures their posture is upright and strong. Daijo Kaneshiro works on a large cylindrical piece and Cristina Moon throws a shallow bowl.

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                                Ceramic pieces, which were just unloaded from the kiln, will be for sale at the art show.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ceramic pieces, which were just unloaded from the kiln, will be for sale at the art show.

Nestled deep in Kalihi Valley sits Chozen-ji, a beautiful, serene Zen temple with a most unusual story. Read more

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